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Why You Should Sing & Dance Today! At Home Executive Function Activity #5.

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#5 Executive Function @ Home Activity All Ages Musical/Artistic Expression Areas developed: Attention, impulse control, working memory, cognitive flexibility Today let's sing and dance! Learning how to play a musical instrument is an excellent way to improve cognitive skills and strengthen executive function.  The same is true with learning how to sing a new song…

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Feel Misunderstood? Why ADHD is frequently missed in girls and women.

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ADHD In Girls Women. We are smart, strong, courageous, and so much more. Our achievements are numerous and we have significantly impacted history. Our victories and achievements did not come without great struggle and adversity. Currently, girls with ADHD struggle in the early detection and treatment of ADHD. Katherine Ellison wrote an amazing article for Additude…

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#4 Home Activity to Improve Executive Function

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#4 Executive Function @ Home Activity Toddlers, PreK - Kindergarten  Sorting Areas developed: Organization, Planning, Focus, Pattern Recognition, Memory Sorting is a foundational math skill for preschoolers.  Sorting activities help children develop the understanding that things are alike and different and can be organized into groups.  Practicing sorting at an early age helps lay the…

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NEW: Today’s @ Home Executive Function Activity. Focus – Planning, Collaboration, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

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#3 Executive Function @ Home Activity School-Age children through Adult Classic Board Games Areas developed: Planning, Collaboration, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving, Communication, Patience, Focus, Processing, Working Memory, Organization It's time to move away from video games and dust off those classic board games.   Board games used to be a staple of entertainment for many families...…

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NEW: Today’s @ Home Executive Function Activity. Focus on – Self Monitoring, Processing, Memory

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#2 Executive Function @ Home Activity Every Age Journaling Areas developed: Self-Monitoring, Focus, Processing, Memory, Organization, Reflection Dr. Gendron's  definition of self-monitoring: "Self-monitoring is the ability to evaluate our own behavior in order to determine when a different approach would be more appropriate. So it’s about noticing and fixing our mistakes, knowing when to ask for help.…

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Can the Spice, Saffron, Improve ADHD Symptoms?

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Can the Spice, Saffron, Improve ADHD Symptoms? There are many online discussions about which natural supplements can be used to improve ADHD symptoms. New research conducted by Tehran University of Medical Sciences is claiming that the spice, saffron, produces the same results as Ritalin in ADHD children 6-17 years old. This was a short-term study of 6…

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Why You Should be Practicing Mindfulness with Your ADHD Child.

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How Meditation and Mindfulness Help Individuals with ADHD Recently an article published in All4Women.com, How meditation and mindfulness can help to treat your child’s ADHD, discussed 5 ways that meditation and mindfulness improve ADHD.  It is estimated that more than 6.1 million children have been diagnosed with ADHD.  With these diagnoses come symptoms such as lack…

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Why You Should Have Green Tea & Dark Chocolate for Dessert Tonight!

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Why You Should Have Green Tea & Dark Chocolate for Dessert Tonight A healthy diet is a key component for cognitive development and improving our ability to focus. Nutritionists recommend filling our plates with fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. However, certain foods that contain antioxidants are especially helpful in managing ADHD symptoms. Research shows…

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