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By Sucheta Kamath, MA, CCC-SLP

What it means to Remember to Remember

When Winston Churchill said, “Let our advance worrying become our advance thinking and planning,” He was probably referring to prospective memory. Here’s a quick personal story…

Minding the Gap: Behavior & Performance Achievement

Starting the school year with a bang is everyone’s top priority. However, all those who are in the business of educating students know a notable pattern emerges within the first two-three weeks. Two sets of learners show up: those who are ...
Thinking Diary

Thinking Diary: The Concept of a Performance Diary for Executive Function Strategies

Recently, I read an interesting article written by Alan Shipnuck on the pro-golfer, Luke Donald, who rose to success in spite of experiencing setbacks. The author attributed Luke Donald’s success...
What is Implicit?

What is Implicit? If you get your neighbor’s mail would you return it unprompted?

I have a little informal experiment that I have set up in my office to see how in-tune my students are with their surroundings and regarding implicit expectations. The parents who accompany them...
We All Are Natural Copycats: Rock-Paper-Scissors & Classroom Behaviors

We All Are Natural Copycats: Rock-Paper-Scissors & Classroom Behaviors

A while ago, in a paper published by cognitive neuroscientist Richard Cook from the UCL Department of Cognitive, Perceptual, and Brain Science, players of the game rock-paper-scissors subconsciously...
Learning by Observation: Teachable Moments

Learning by Observation: Teachable Moments

Saturday is a workday for folks in India. When I was in high school, my father used to take my brother and I to his office for hours on end. He worked as a materials manager wheeling and dealing with hydrochloric acid and benzene.

Failure IS an Option
Recover as Soon as You Discover

A very moving incident occured in my practice a while back. James, a young college bound student, came into my office with the face of a lost puppy, an expression of disappointment with a hint of self-loathing. Here is what he told me…

What’s Uncommon About Common Sense? Ten Ways of Identifying Executive Dysfunction

I often say, pracitcing good Executive Function skills is like taking a daily shower. “No one compliments you for looking clean and smelling fresh, but it’s guaranteed that everyone will...
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MENTAL GPS: Take Me Where I Need to Go

Many people hear the term Executive Function, but most of us don’t really understand what it is and how it works. One of the easiest ways to describe the important set of mental processes called Executive Function, is to think about the GPS we are all familiar with in our car ...