Flexible Thinking

Don’t Get Stuck During the Holidays!

When things don’t go as expected, Complex Learners can get stuck in a rigid way of thinking. This makes it feel impossible to move on with a new plan and leads to tears, frustration, and even meltdowns. When Complex learners get stuck, you will probably experience more trick than treat

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A Lesson In Friendship

A Lesson In Friendship

Helping Complex Learners Foster Friendships In the movie Toy Story, cowboy doll Woody and action figure Buzz Lightyear started their relationship with plenty of misunderstandings and conflicts. But by the end of the movie, they are BFFs, having fun and being there for each other in the good times and

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Surviving Social Media

Surviving Social Media

  3 Tips to Manage Social Media and Your Complex Learner It feels like technology changes at the speed of light. You may have just gotten used to well-known platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube when suddenly you hear about Snapchat, WhatsApp, Tumblr, and Live.me. It’s easier than ever

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Snack Attack!

Managing Your Child’s Snacking Most kids (and adults too) love to snack. Afternoon meetings suddenly aren’t as tiring with the promise of snacks. Playdates and sleepovers are made memorable with special snacks. “I’m starving,” is a common outcry when your child arrives home from school and that after school snack

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A Mind is a Difficult Thing to Remind

Helping Your Child Build Executive Function Skills Does your child struggle to remember the instructions you just told him? Does she have a meltdown every time things don’t go as planned? Does it look like a hurricane blew through his room no matter how many times you ask him to

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5 Takeaways from The Wolf School's Complex Learners Conference

5 Takeaways from The Wolf School’s Fourth Annual Complex Learners Conference

Every year special education professionals, classroom teachers, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, and parents gather at The Wolf School for a singular purpose – to increase their knowledge of children with complex learning and attention issues and share strategies to support the optimal cognitive and social growth of Complex

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Trick or Treat?

Halloween: Trick or Treat?

Making Halloween happier for everyone! Take weeks of kids talking about costumes, numerous parties in school and in the community, constant Halloween movies on TV, stores filled with noisy orange and black decorations, and a candy explosion everywhere you go. Now add in a child who’s prone to meltdowns, is

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Do you dread homework as much as your child?

5 tips to help make homework time easier! Homework. Is this a word that conjures more fear than a horror movie, more anxiety than a dentist appointment, more avoidance than cleaning the bathroom? Is it a time of day that means frustration, struggles, tears, arguments, and defeat in your home?

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Getting your child to open up about school

How was school? Fine.

You’re excited to hear about his day and want him to open up but you just can’t seem to get your child to talk. So, what do you do? How do you get your child to open up about the school day?

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Helping Teachers Help Your Child With Learning Differences

Back to School Communication for the Best Year Ever! Word on the street (and in the educational journals!) is that positive parent-teacher relationships contribute to your child’s success in school.  This may seem obvious and at the same time somewhat hard to manage, especially if your child has complex learning

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