Is Poor Executive Function Getting Your Child in Trouble?

Briana Hurst Auditory Processing, Classroom, Core Learning Skills, Development, Executive Function, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning disabilities, Learning Disability, Primitive Reflexes, School 0 Comments

The bell rings.  Eleven-year-old Kasey explodes from her desk and races out the door, knocking into a few desks, trampling a few toes, and elbowing several classmates out of the way.  She is SO ready for recess and trots off to grab a ball before anyone else does. Kasey has no idea that there is a problem.  After all, the …

I Want My Happy Child Back!

Briana Hurst Classroom, Development, General Information, Homework, IEP, Learning disabilities, Learning Disability, Poor grades, School 0 Comments

I HATE shrimp – especially the tiny ones used to make shrimp cocktail.  I hate how they look, how they smell, how they feel in my mouth, and how they taste.  I have a visceral reaction to shrimp, and needless-to-say, as an adult, I NEVER eat them. At our Parent Information Night last week, a parent shared that her smart, …

What’s it Feel Like to Be Me?

Briana Hurst ADD, ADD / ADHD, ADHD, Attention, Auditory Processing, Classroom, Development, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Executive Function, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, Math and Dyscalculia, Reading, School 0 Comments

I think everyone has times when they just wish someone could step into their shoes and really understand how they feel. I have a feeling our students with learning and attention challenges may feel this way a lot.  When they are told to try harder, and they’re already trying as hard as they can, it’s got to be frustrating. Because …