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Executive Function 101

Each of us navigates daily life — learning, work, recreation and relationships — thanks to intrinsic skills called executive functions. Children and adults with learning and attention issues—including learning disabilities (LD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)—often struggle profoundly with many of…

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What is Automaticity

What is Automaticity? Acquisition of a new skill is generally associated with a decrease in the need for effortful control over performance, leading to the development of automaticity. Automaticity by definition has been achieved when performance of a primary task…

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Developing Social Skills

Developing Social Skills and Relationships By Betty Osman, Ph.D Learning to successfully interact with others is one of the most important aspects of a child’s development, with far-reaching implications. Although most children acquire social skills by example, and possibly osmosis,…

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Manage stress while traveling

Darren Sush Psy.D., BCBA-D 5 Keep Cool Travel Tips for Parents of Children with Autism  Traveling with a child with special needs takes preparation and planning to help ensure that the trip is safe and enjoyable for not only the…

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