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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

This week in Middle School How to Hang Out

This weekend during How to Hang Out we: -Talked about the context of relationships and what makes someone a "gaming friend", school friend or friend. -Discussed at how guys in middle school form friendships -Introduced the concept of going from school/activity friend to friend -Walked on the beach, got some food and had a multi-flavor, … Continue reading This week in Middle School How to Hang Out