Because taking notes in class involves a number of executive functioning skills students with learning and attention problems can benefit from receiving copies of teacher’s lectures so that they have the information needed to prepare for tests. Students are encouraged to continue taking notes using specific tools outlined in this post.
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Over the years, Dr. Davenport has written a number of articles to help address the needs of children, teens, adults, and families struggling with many aspects of life.
This index of articles is designed to serve as a launching point to help you start down the path of finding the help you desire and deserve. Enjoy!
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In the rainforest, something is always growing, and the most growth occurs after some immediate conflict, the resulting change, and even more conflict.
The same is true for us when we learn how to endure the conflicts of change and experience lasting growth.
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Why is it that we feel compassion and we want to help our fellow-strugglers, but we often struggle to feel the same toward ourselves when facing our own failures? Why do we often criticize ourselves (sometimes harshly) when we falter and fall? Why are we so much tougher on ourselves than on anyone else when it comes to our faults and flaws?
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ADHD is one of the most researched and most misunderstood medical conditions. Confusion occurs largely because the terms “attention deficit” and “hyperactivity” describe only the surface features of this challenge: these are just one piece of the ADHD puzzle: the symptoms are much broader and deeper than this. In this series of articles, Dr. Davenport address the myths, misunderstandings, mysteries, and magic of ADHD.
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When considering the difficulties you, your child, or your teen are having, it is important to contemplate all possible causes including anxiety, adjustment, and mood disorders. Children and teens who struggle with these challenges may have trouble with school performance and behavior. They may even appear distracted, impulsive, and hyperactive. Adults struggling with these difficulties can struggle too.
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At home and in the classroom, structured behavioral techniques and discipline are proven successful. Combined with flexibility that adjusts for the child’s unique difficulties associated with inconsistent executive functioning, flexible structuring is an attitude that focuses on addressing problems instead of bemoaning them.
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The child or teen with attention, learning, and executive functioning struggles can benefit from an education plan that addresses two specific needs:
(1) Structuring aimed at helping her build her own internal structured approach to problem solving.
(2) Flexibility of classroom accommodations and auxilliary aids to support her unique set of needs.
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Children and teens with executive functioning problems can have difficulty learning and often benefit from an education plan that addresses two specific needs: structuring and flexibility. In this series of articles, Dr. Davenport outlines research based suggestions for actively reading to comprehend details, cause/effect, compare/contrast, and inference.
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