Using social thinking and CBT to teach flexible thinking to a 6th grader

Kids who struggle with self-directed talk and being flexible have a propensity to become labeled as behavior problems at school because of their inflexible thinking and lack of age-expected problem solving skills. Labels like "oppositional defiant disorder", "lazy" are often associated with kids who lack this aspect of executive functioning. One of the strategies I … Continue reading Using social thinking and CBT to teach flexible thinking to a 6th grader

Why we shop together during Summer Trip Camp

Ever try shopping with a group of middle schoolers at once? Not the easiest thing to do. So why do we do the BJs run together during camp? Because we integrate teaching important executive functioning skills such as: -Learning how to make a "future plan" -Prioritizing what's important -Learning how to figure out what's a … Continue reading Why we shop together during Summer Trip Camp