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  1. We actually have a feedback session today to go over neuropsych and cognitive testing results. But received a phone message tonight from someone with the organization who is talking about scheduling creative arts therapy. What a case of cart before the horse! It would be nice to have them call afterwards, not before. But, in the meantime, does anyone have experience with creative arts therapy? Why? I do know briefly about it and was googling last night. But is it effective, and does it do anything for processing speed or executive function? We are expecting to discuss these but this is a new one.
  2. We actually have a feedback session today to go over neuropsych and cognitive testing results. But received a phone message tonight from someone with the organization who is talking about scheduling creative arts therapy. What a case of cart before the horse! It would be nice to have them call afterwards, not before. But, in the meantime, does anyone have experience with creative arts therapy? Why? I do know briefly about it and was googling last night. But is it effective, and does it do anything for processing speed or executive function? We are expecting to discuss these but this is a new one.
  3. Hi There, I'm so excited about this book, 50 Tips to Help Students, that I wanted to share it with you. It's not homeschool specific, but it has amazing tips that are applicable to any situation. I was able hear the Author, Marydee Sklar talk at a Meeting that was held by Decoding Dyslexia Oregon (Part of this nation wide Dyslexia Group) Anyway, it's a good read! It's insightful for adults as well as students. Also, there is a teacher's guide that you can purchase. I am sure it's worth the cost. There are Online classes to partake in, Portland, Oregon live classes if you're local.... Anyway, It's a great book, and I'd love to hear your thoughts if you read it!!!!
  4. Hi There, I'm so excited about this book, 50 Tips to Help Students, that I wanted to share it with you. It's not homeschool specific, but it has amazing tips that are applicable to any situation. I was able hear the Author, Marydee Sklar talk at a Meeting that was held by Decoding Dyslexia Oregon (Part of this nation wide Dyslexia Group) Anyway, it's a good read! It's insightful for adults as well as students. Also, there is a teacher's guide that you can purchase. I am sure it's worth the cost. There are Online classes to partake in, Portland, Oregon live classes if you're local.... Anyway, It's a great book, and I'd love to hear your thoughts if you read it!!!!
  5. Does anyone know of good resources to help adults who struggle with executive function? This has always been a challenge for me. I grew up as the kid whose room was always a disaster, homework was never done, I probably couldn't even find the assignment to begin with, my school locker was a pile of junk with a moldy sandwich at the bottom, etc. I watch other people manage their lives and they seem to sail through keeping track of what needs to be done and doing it in order, while my mind is a jumbled mess that jumps from thought to thought and project to project and I rarely actually finish something. I'm not a hoarder--actually more on the minimalist side for the sake of my sanity--and I don't really have a problem cleaning, but I keep things clean or maintain an organizational system or a schedule once I have it set up. There is something about the way my brain works that makes it very hard to do things in an orderly way. When I try to pinpoint what is hard for me, part of the problem seems to be that I am always jumping from thing to thing--I'll put away three items from the laundry pile then notice that the shoes in the entryway need organizing. It actually seems that I have a negative reaction to ordered thought and behavior, like maybe I didn't leave the laundry to tackle the shoes just because I noticed the shoes but because staying to finish all the laundry first (the orderly way to do things) makes me feel suffocated by structure and I run away. Talking with other people, it seems they find some kind of intrinsic reward in completing a task in an orderly manner. My brain seems to think that is torture to be avoided at all costs! Talking to people with orderly minds mostly doesn't help, things that seem easy and obvious to them are a herculean struggle for me. I need advice from someone who knows what it is like to live inside my head and can walk me through creating frameworks to make the struggle easier--or better yet a way to change what is going on inside my brain that makes the process so hard in the first place.
  6. Our DS (10, in 4th grade) is superbright, but diagnosed ADD inattentive and also with sensory and some auditory processing issues (listens but only may internalize part of auditory instructions that are more detailed). He was doing well in school but the loudness/pace/commotion of school was not a good fit for him and beginning to be a problem. Thank you all for the info about the Linguisystems sale. Can anyone tell me more about each of these, and/or about which might be most useful for us? I have heard of the EF Workbooks ....are they one of these? We are looking for something that has actual exercises or other things that we can work with him on to improve working memory and executive function especially. The ones I'm looking at are: Executive Function Training Elementary Executive Function Training Adolescent The Source for Development of Executive Function The Source for Learning and Memory Tasks of Problem Solving Also, what are the source books like? Are they workbooks or how useful are they? And is there anything outside of Linguisystems that you would recommend to supplement? Also wondering if there is any chance that any of these would be available through a library. Trying to hold costs down... :) Thank you so much, Amy
  7. Our DS (10, in 4th grade) is superbright, but diagnosed ADD inattentive and also with sensory and some auditory processing issues (listens but only may internalize part of auditory instructions that are more detailed). He was doing well in school but the loudness/pace/commotion of school was not a good fit for him and beginning to be a problem. We pulled him this year to HS. Thank you all for the info about the Linguisystems sale. Can anyone tell me more about each of these, and/or about which might be most useful for us? I have heard of the EF Workbooks ....are they one of these? We are looking for something that has actual exercises or other things that we can work with him on to improve working memory and executive function especially. The ones I'm looking at are: Executive Function Training Elementary Executive Function Training Adolescent The Source for Development of Executive Function The Source for Learning and Memory Tasks of Problem Solving Also, what are the source books like? Are they workbooks or how useful are they? And is there anything outside of Linguisystems that you would recommend to supplement? Also wondering if there is any chance that any of these would be available through a library. Trying to hold costs down... :) Thank you so much, Amy
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