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The Lasting Effects of Brain Training in School

Cognitive training programs, or brain training games, are being used in schools around the world to boost working memory skills children, especially those with ADHD or other learning disabilities. Parents and teachers sometimes have a hard time understanding ADHD and the limitations it presents for students. The ACTIVATE™ program is [...]

By | 2018-05-07T23:54:00+00:00 July 30th, 2015|ADHD in The Classroom, Executive Function Disorder|Comments Off on The Lasting Effects of Brain Training in School

Working Memory Training in the Classroom

Does your child have trouble remembering math facts? Does he read instructions and forget them before he completes the assignment? Does he have trouble grasping the rules of a new game? How about activities that include being a part of a team? Is it difficult for him to participate in [...]

By | 2018-05-07T23:54:00+00:00 July 17th, 2015|Executive Function Disorder|Comments Off on Working Memory Training in the Classroom

Special Education Students Grow Leaps and Bounds with Cognitive Exercises

An interesting case study was conducted at Harlem’s Ralph Bunche Elementary School in 2011. The student body at the school is made up of a culturally diverse group of kids, most of whom live below the national poverty level. 2011 test scores at the school revealed some disturbing numbers. Only [...]

By | 2018-05-07T23:54:02+00:00 March 30th, 2015|Executive Function Disorder|Comments Off on Special Education Students Grow Leaps and Bounds with Cognitive Exercises

Why ADHD Students Learn Differently…And How Teachers Can Help

Why ADHD Students Learn Differently …And How Teachers Can Help If it weren’t such a serious subject, the layman’s understanding of ADHD would almost be laughable. Unfortunately, the tendency to disregard ADHD as an unimportant, mild dysfunction is shared by many parents, educators, and even psychologists who should know better. [...]

By | 2018-05-07T23:54:03+00:00 February 27th, 2015|ADHD in The Classroom, Executive Function Disorder|1 Comment

An Educators' Guide to the Cognitive Capacity Theory

An Educators’ Guide to the Cognitive Capacity Theory Have you ever wondered why Hollywood is obsessed with sequels and remakes? The obvious answer is that they are proven money-makers; of the top 10 grossing movies in 2014, only one of them was wholly original. The rest were connected in some [...]

By | 2018-05-07T23:54:04+00:00 January 31st, 2015|Executive Function Disorder|Comments Off on An Educators' Guide to the Cognitive Capacity Theory

Tips for Tackling Executive Function Disorder in the Classroom

Quick, helpful tips for classroom teachers that may have students that have problems with executive functioning.   If you are a classroom teacher and realize some of your students are experiencing problems with switching focus, planning and organizing, remembering details, and managing time and attention, there may be room to [...]

By | 2018-05-07T23:54:07+00:00 July 14th, 2014|Executive Function Disorder|2 Comments