February 15, 2017 by Sarah Gillie
Posters and visual timetables can be very useful both in the classroom and at home, particularly for students with learning differences. The key is to teach learners how to use them.
February 9, 2017 by Sarah Gillie
Executive function deficits can impact on mastery of mathematical skills. Read about how this can be supported here:
January 31, 2017 by Sarah Gillie
Homework is an acknowledged area of challenge for students with learning difficulties, not least because of the demands on executive function.
January 28, 2017 by Sarah Gillie
Some things are automatic from the get-go, others gradually develop automaticity.
January 25, 2017 by Sarah Gillie
Executive function (EF) difficulties commonly co-occur with other learning differences and specific learning difficulties, and they can pose life-long challenges. It’s important for those affected, their families, educators and employers to understand how EF impacts everyday functioning and what can be done to support this.
January 18, 2017 by Sarah Gillie
Often teachers and parents will express their confusion at a learner’s behaviour: beyond their diagnosed learning difficulty, they may not always display the maturity or organisational skills of peers in their age group. This could be attributable to weaknesses in executive function.