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Consistency During Closure

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Now, more than ever, our students need consistency, direction, and routine where they can find it. What does that look like during this time of school closure? In a time of uncertainty, what can you control? First things first: move. Pull up a yoga class on Youtube. Hop on a treadmill or stationary bike. Do … read more

What Teachers Wish Students Would Do

What Teachers Wish Students Would Do

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As you get organized and set goals for the new term, why not check in with an expert? ​We talked to a local middle school teacher and she gave us an inside look into what teachers wish students would do. Use teacher websites and calendars Teacher websites and calendars are excellent tools to use to … read more

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Self-Advocating

Self-Advocating

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When your student has executive function challenges, it’s important they communicate openly with their teachers. Whether they need extra time on a test or clarification on an assignment, it’s powerful when the student reaches out to their teacher instead of the parent. This shows the teacher that your student cares about succeeding in school and … read more

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The Power of Patience

The Power of Patience

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A daily struggle for parents of students with executive functioning challenges is finding the patience needed to support your student. It can be exhausting when they seem unfocused or unclear on the work they need to do. How do other parents do it? Where do they find this seemingly endless patience? ​ Here are some … read more

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ADHD Medication

ADHD Medication

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*We are not medical professionals, and choosing whether or not to try ADHD medication options with your diagnosed student is a personal decision. We can give advice about keeping your student healthy and focused while on stimulants, or we can suggest alternatives to medication if you don’t want to explore that at this point. This … read more

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When to Advocate for Your Student

When to Advocate for Your Student

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We want to help your student develop the skills to advocate for themselves because it gives them a chance to prove to their teachers how they are invested in their education and academic growth. However, situations arise where parent involvement is helpful and sometimes necessary. ​ ​When to jump in and advocate for your student: … read more

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Spring Anxiety

Spring Anxiety

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Spring is here and the end of the school is near. Coming back from spring break and realizing that the semester is coming to a close often fuels students’ anxiety. How can we help our students manage this extra stress? 1. Self-care Today, self-care is almost synonymous with taking baths and treating yourself to your … read more

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The Value of Pre-Teaching

The Value of Pre-Teaching

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As summer nears, it’s time to think about what activities you’re enrolling your student in while they’re out of school. Just as you’d sign your students up for sports camps to fine-tune their skills and give them a leg up on the competition, we encourage you to do the same with academics. Routine and practice … read more

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Understanding ADHD

Understanding ADHD

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At Stride Learning, ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a prominent part of who we are, who we work with, and what we do. While not all of our students are diagnosed with ADHD, many are. There are 3 types of ADHD: hyperactive-impulsive, inattentive, and a combination of the two. What is it, and how do you … read more

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Finish Strong!

Finish Strong!

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We’ve made it through three quarters of the year, through all of the success and growth, and every frustration and setback. Don’t stop now – the end is in sight, but we’re not there yet. As you and your student tackle these last few weeks, remember: your student is #1. We always have to look … read more

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Heading into Finals

Heading into Finals

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Most of our students jump into finals next week, which means this week is integral to their success. How can you help them prep? Start Now Don’t let your student cram next weekend. Start this week by blocking out short, frequent study sessions: 15 minutes at a time, working ahead, prepping for each class. We … read more

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Why Your Student Might Struggle with Math

Why Your Student Might Struggle with Math

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At Stride, we get a lot of questions from parents about students struggling with math. What can I do? Where’s the gap between students with and without executive function challenges? My student is frustrated, how can we move past that and make progress? It comes down to one main point: organization. Organization in every capacity … read more

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Tools to Create Effective Routines and Lists

Tools to Create Effective Routines and Lists

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There are so many apps and programs at our disposal to help keep to-do lists in check. We know that students with executive function challenges benefit from routines, and writing them down helps immensely with accountability. Here’s a quick list of some of our favorite options. Pencil and paper: Classic and effective – writing in … read more

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