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6 Ways To Jumpstart Social Emotional Skills For Learning

We have previously written about Social-Emotional Learning skills, introducing them here, discussing their importance here, and suggesting ways to promote them here. Today we add to that discussion by suggesting 6 practical strategies to improve this critical battery of skills. Remember: Social Emotional Skills Matter There is a growing awareness of how social and emotional… Read more »

Why We Emphasize Written Language

QWERTY Education Services began as “QWERTY Writing Center.” From our inception, we recognized and prioritized the importance of written language in developing not only competent students, but in helping people to acquire a mechanism for affecting the world around them. Writing skills begin developing at quite a young age, so when a child takes a… Read more »

[Strategy]: 7 Organizational Hacks For Your Grade Schooler

Organizational skills often times need to be directly taught and modeled for your child. Improving organizational skills will improve your child’s overall executive function skills. Here’s a quick guide to get you started: Break big projects into smaller steps Keep a family calendar Make daily checklists Picture the day Categorize, label and sort Recognize “wants”… Read more »

Fidgeting Part 2: It’s Good For You!

We’ve written before about how fidgeting, often viewed negatively, can actually be beneficial to the ADHD learner. Additional recent news articles report that fidgeting may be good for your health in general.  This is good news for those that fidget. Scientists believe it is a human’s way of dealing with the transition from the super-active… Read more »

[Strategy]: Helping Students With Memory Challenges

Last time, we discussed the role that memory plays in effective learning. We are following up with some tips that can help your child hone her memory and improve her performance at school. Create a study place.  It should be free of unintentional noise, interruptions, and tempting distractions, like the television, laptop, and cell phone. Cue… Read more »

How Memory Affects Learning

The following is excerpted from the ADDitude Magazine Website. Both memory and attention are essential for learning and for academic success. Here, we note the role that memory plays in learning. Many children with ADHD have trouble with working memory. This is the “mental chalkboard” onto which information is written so it’s available for use.… Read more »