Functional Life Skills in Speech and Language Therapy

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Taking the opportunity to teach students the necessary functional life skills during speech and language therapy sessions is my absolute favorite area to target. Many of our students will continue to struggle with attention, memory, and executive functioning skills that will negatively affect their ability to store, process, and retrieve information as easily as others…. Read more »

Key Ways to Balance out Your Classroom When One or Two Students Always Demand Your Attention

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Every classroom has that one student – or perhaps, more than one – who demands extra attention. A centerpiece of a successful curriculum includes children learning to be part of a group, without forfeiting self. And a significant proportion of any educator’s time should be spent helping each child develop socially, which includes not needing… Read more »

Common Attention Building Exercises for the Classroom

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Common Attention Building Exercises for the Classroom

Many students have trouble paying attention in the classroom. If given a task that they find challenging or difficult, they may simply give up trying. Their reasons for having a short attention span may include: Learning disabilities Distracibility Poor core body strength An overload of visual stimuli A poor working memory ADHD Sensory processing disorders,… Read more »