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    Happily married mom of two.
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  1. What part of sitting down at the table and breaking down assignments with my DS makes me not understand EF? I’ve literally sat by my child every school day for 6 years. Btw: I heard plenty of crickets at the table. Her child never made it to the table.
  2. Look at my pic and see that little girl in the wheelchair? That is my sister. I understand full well that disability is not disobedience. Read on in the thread where I clarified my comments. I cannot fathom telling my 6th grader to sit down and work on their assignments and then getting crickets. I mentioned supplying the scaffolding as well. My DS issues involved getting the completed work safely turned into the teacher inbox, not the actual completion of the assignment.
  3. Thank-you. At the beginning of the year, we talk strategy, but he’s sorting it.
  4. My 2e dyslexic/dysgraphic/ADHD child uses full academic accommodations through his uni’s DSS. He’s a leader in his frat, serves on the SGA, and maintains his gpa to keep his partial scholarship. I serve as an EF coach. My little birdie is flying. Thank-you for asking. I pray every day that he keeps trying. ETA: BTW, he lives 1.5 hours away and resides on campus.
  5. I would not recommend that. Look at more Social thinking resources for compliance.
  6. The assumption is that there is no restorative talk with discipline. That might be true depending upon the parents and their worldview; however, that does not describe DH or me. We absolutely use restorative talk. Now allow me to define our home’s punishment: no movie night, no sleepover, and/or no trip to the local water park. My child doesn’t have any social delays. It is true that the cortical thickness of the brain of an ADHD student has been measured to be thinner and thickens with age. The prefrontal cortex develops more slowly with the ADHD individual and brain matures u
  7. Did I declare myself the mouthpiece for students with ASD? Please allow me to clear the record now. I am not. ASD kiddos require entirely different therapeutic methods and they have been discussed multiple times over at the Learning Challenges Board. My DS works with a CBT and he calls the the method Achievement Motivation. I mentioned it during the pinned Teaching EF Skills discussion on the General board.
  8. Thank-you. I understand EF very well and my student is not on the spectrum. We broke the projects down together and I was present clearing off the table, providing supplies, and reviewing the assignment to clarify understanding. By denying my son the ability to attend a birthday party or playing a video game for a month provided him motivation.
  9. This thread is very odd to me. When DS was at home, he only had a few responsibilities one of which was obeying his parents and teachers and the other was doing it with a happy heart. Obviously, those goals were difficult at times, but they were always expected. My DS was never given an option to complete his school work. When DS was in 6th grade, I made every effort to communicate with his school and teachers because everyone knew that he had multiple SLDs, and we were working together as a team. The teachers held my DS to much higher standard that they held themselves. It was a pri
  10. Kbutton pointed out meds. Meds for attention deficits may be necessary alongside CBT work unless the student is on the spectrum, which requires a different therapeutic approach. The bottom line is that it is important that you understand your child’s diagnosis. The STNR and ATNR reflexes made sitting and focusing difficult for my DS which aggravated the EF situation.
  11. About the EF thread...pay special attention to what Lewelma stated in her first post. I didn’t think about it much at that time, but I over taught my son when he took external classes. DS performed well in the classroom because he is smart and I tutored him. We also experimented with schedules, timers, and study skills so that he could slowly support himself well into his senior year of high school. His fresher year at uni was a test and he did well. I still act as his periodic EF coach and remind him of ways to study. Cornell Notes have been awesome. Mothering a student with EF issues t
  12. OP, does your child have any diagnosis? My situation differs from Lecka and PeterPan because my DS is 2e with maths/handwriting/reading SLDs and no ASD/social thinking issues. His EF at around aged 14-16 was crazy off the chain. He still struggles with EF but has shown improvement with age. I don’t recall whether I mentioned this on the EF thread, but my son worked with a pediatric PT when he was in the 10th grade 2 x weekly for four weeks. Once the prim reflexes are integrated, the postural ones take over. He still had the ATNR and STNR refexes so completed bilateral coordination wo
  13. https://www.christianbook.com/history-pockets-ancient-egypt-grades-6/9781557999047/pd/99904X?en=google&event=SHOP&kw=homeschool-0-20|99904X&p=1179710&dv=c&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIprKYt7Dn5QIVMhh9Ch1gtwN7EAQYASABEgIS0PD_BwE https://www.britannica.com/list/11-egyptian-gods-and-goddesses https://www.ancient.eu/article/885/egyptian-gods---the-complete-list/ http://rickriordan.com/extra/meet-the-egyptian-gods/
  14. Okay....DS spoke with the department head at his uni last week and requested a foreign language substitution. DS discovered that to earn a BA in history at his uni, he must take two semesters of a language. To earn a BS in history, foreign language is not required; therefore, son’s foreign language hurdle is gone. It seems son’s biggest hurdle now is to do the work and complete his assignments, which will be challenging enough for a dyslexic/dysgraphic taking a humanities course load. I’ve never heard of a BS degree in history. Who knew? So the moral of the story is to speak directly wit
  15. Do they have to read books or can it be articles? My DH grew up in Northern California with a large population of Sikhs who had fled religious persecution in India. Then there were the Jewish Ethiopians airlifted to Israel during Operation Solomon. I am also thinking about Zoroastrian persecution, but you’d need to look that up.
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