Tag: Working Memory

De-Stress Your Adolescents By Improving Her ‘Executive Functions’

De-Stress Your Adolescents By Improving Her Executive Functions

Takeaway: Executive functions are mental processes in the brain that impact your adolescents academic, social, and home life. And some teens have executive function deficits that make it much harder to handle secondary school. But with coaching, they can sharpen these skills and find tools to help their brain work better. Read More

Why Parents Miss ‘Executive Function’ Issues In Young Children

Why Parents Miss Executive Function Issues In Young Children

Takeaway: It’s often hard to spot executive-function difficulties in primary-age children, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t there. And unless we diagnose and address them early, they become much harder to deal with later. So, by learning to recognise a few of the basic red flags, you’ll know when to bring your child in for a more thorough assessment. Read More

Adolescents with ADHD Are Much Better Learners Than We Think!

Adolescents with ADHD Are Much Better Learners Than We Think

Takeaway: We usually think of ADHD in terms of all the troublesome behaviour it can trigger. But there’s depth to the ADHD mind that researchers are only now discovering. Because, rather than stopping adolescents from learning, ADHD simply gives them a different set of needs. So, as parents and facilitators, our job is to recognise and help meet these needs. Read More

Can Children With Dyslexia Become Better Writers?

can children with dyslexia become better writers

Takeaway: Children with dyslexia have strengths they can harness to become better writers. Specifically, they can use emotion and vivid imagery to make writing a more exciting and meaningful process. And they can use simple accommodations to help work around challenges like spelling, grammar, and handwriting. Read More

Why Is Dyspraxia So Emotionally Draining For Your Child?

Why Is Dyspraxia So Emotionally Draining For Your Child

Takeaway: Dyspraxia makes every little task much harder. And this can leave your child feeling upset, frustrated, and demoralised about seeming so ‘limited.’ But you can help by showing her how to work around her difficulties and develop a growth mindset.  Read More

Dyslexia Vs. Dyscalculia: Differences & Similarities

dyslexia vs dyscalculia

Takeaway: Dyslexia and dyscalculia are separate learning differences, but they have common roots in the brain. So, while dyslexia affects reading skills and dyscalculia affects maths skills, they often overlap. And they both can chip away at your child’s self-confidence if left unchecked. The solution? Teach your child how to adapt to her new learning needs. Read More

What Is Maths Anxiety? And Can Your Child Overcome It?

What Is Maths Anxiety

Takeaway: Maths anxiety is a feeling of stress and fear that some children develop around anything to do with maths. It begins with an initial bad maths experience and gets better or worse depending on the other people in a child’s life. To help, we can teach children to become aware of the anxiety and develop key emotional regulation skills. Read More

How Will Working-Memory Difficulties Affect Your Child?

How Will Working Memory Difficulties Affect Your Child

Takeaway: Working memory issues make it harder for your child to pay attention to things. And this affects how she learns, socialises, and lives her life. Although we can’t magically improve her working memory, there’s a lot we can do to help her adapt. And this can radically change her quality of life.  Read More

How Does Poor Working Memory Impact Your Child’s Life?

How Does Poor Working Memory Impact Your Childs Life

Takeaway: Working memory is the short-term storage your child uses to make sense of the world. Poor working memory will make school harder for her, might chip away at her self-esteem, and could complicate her emotional life. And over the years, these issues can snowball, causing long-term damage. But with the help of a skilled specialist, your child can learn tools and techniques to help address these challenges. Read More

Is Your Child’s ‘Working Memory’ Holding Her Back?

child working memory

Takeaway: Working memory helps us process and use information — much life RAM in a computer. So, poor working memory makes it harder for children to succeed at school and in life. But once they understand the basics of working memory, they can adapt and become more efficient learners. Read More