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Teaching executive functioning during Summer Trip Camp

One of the ways we teach executive functioning strategies during Summer Trip Camp is through cooking. We teach that part of cooking is cleaning up so learning how to wash pans is interwoven into the lesson. This is about learning how to clean up after yourself (that requires several aspects of executive functioning).   Do … Continue reading Teaching executive functioning during Summer Trip Camp

What we do during Summer Trip Camp

When most camps do trips they do typical stuff like amusement parks, rather than exposing kids to new experiences. During Summer Trip Camp we do unusual trips such as these two: A tour of a submarine and a trip to a historic pretzel bakery. When you expose kids to new experiences and help them learn … Continue reading What we do during Summer Trip Camp

Teaching high school boys the hidden rules of male-male social communication

Because I'm teach social skills specifically to boys I teach the guys I work with when they are breaking the "hidden rules" of social communication, particularly when it comes to male-male social communication. "Hidden Rules" is a @socialthinking term used to describe behaviors that most people pick up intuitively. Often, individuals with social learning challenges … Continue reading Teaching high school boys the hidden rules of male-male social communication