It's been a few months since my last blog post. Work ramped up at the end of March, as everyone panicked over Spring Break ending, end of year testing, graduation, and beginning summer vacation. During that time period, I had a lot of short-term clients with specific needs to address, including transitioning from one household … Continue reading Summer Slump? Or, How to Take Advantage of the Calm.
As a follow-up to the previous post on sleep habits, I wanted to talk a bit more about how sleep can have an effect on the body. One study I came across states that people are more susceptible to contracting a rhinovirus (often referred to as the common cold) if they sleep less than 7 … Continue reading Practice What You Teach: Sleep Edition, Part Two
I will be one of the first to admit that I do not always practice what I teach, aka I tell clients how to get better sleep, yet do all of the things I tell them NOT to do. There is a smarTV (pretty great internet access, lots of viewing options) in my bedroom. I … Continue reading Practice What You Teach: Sleep Edition, Part One
A hot topic recently with many of my client's caregivers has been executive functioning skills, or rather, the lack thereof, in their children and adolescents. So what is are they, and what makes them important? Executive functioning skills include: task initiation and completion, emotional control, working memory, attention, organization, impulse control, problem solving, self-talk, and … Continue reading Executive Functioning: What’s The Big Deal?