How Connecticut and New York Parents Can Help Their Child with Executive Function Disorder

Executive function is the ability to complete tasks and interact with others. Executive function disorder is a learning difference that can cause difficulty with organization, problem-solving, and time management.

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Author Jean Twenge to Speak About the Impact of Smartphones on Teen Behavior at Eagle Hill’s Speaker Series

Jean M. Twenge, author and psychologist, will be hosting the first segment of Eagle Hill’s virtual speaker series on November 5, 2020 at 7 p.m.. She will be speaking about her latest book iGen: Teaching and Parenting the Smartphone Generation, which is about the interaction with and dependency on smartphones among teenagers. She speaks to why it’s important that parents and teachers try to understand this generation’s teenagers when teaching and raising them.

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Dysgraphia in Children: What Parents Need to Know

Dysgraphia is a learning difference that impairs the ability to write. It is a neurological disorder that typically begins in school-aged children and can last throughout adulthood. With the proper strategies in place, children can learn how to improve their writing abilities while building their confidence. 

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How to Know if Your Child with Dyscalculia Needs Specialized Learning

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Choosing the Best School for Children with ADHD: 5 Factors to Consider

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How Children with Learning Differences Can Benefit from Artistic Expression

Children with language-based learning disabilities such as Dyslexia, who may find it difficult to  communicate effectively through reading, writing, or spelling are often able to creatively express themselves through art. Creative activities such as drawing, painting, and sculpting provide room for unique expression, without the need or pressure for generating written and verbal communication. 

Using the Imagination

Creating art can be very stimulating for the brain, as it sparks curiosity and relies heavily on using the imagination. Choosing between different painting tools, colors, and styles can be exciting for a child. There is no right or wrong answer in the art classroom, which helps students who struggle in traditional academic subjects.

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