Shemesh Blog

Support Group for Parents (Attention and Executive Functioning)

By Faye Friedman, M.S., CCC-SLP, SHEMESH Director

Peek into the room and you’ll find a very diverse group of parents from all parts of Northwest Baltimore.  Most of the parents who attend have young children or tweens/teens with ADD.  For most of our members, the support group represent…

My (Current) Top 10 Books for Kids with ADHD/Executive Function Weakness

By Sarah Ottensoser, M.S., CCC-SLP, Shemesh Executive Function Coach

I have recently been doing lots of reading with the students on my caseload – not about them, but rather, with them.  I am finding that there are numerous books out there written for children that target ADHD/Executive…

The Connection Between Behavior Management and Visual Schedules Part 2

By Chumi Millman, M.S., CCC-SLP, SHEMESH Special Education and Support Consultant

Feel free to read Part 1 here.

We should probably be somewhat flexible in our definition of “smooth transitions” when referring to a group of preschool students.  We know there will be “hiccups” like…

The Connection Between Behavior Management and Visual Schedules Part 1

By Chumi Millman, M.S., CCC-SLP, SHEMESH Special Education and Support Consultant

 

 

So many preschool teachers I meet want to know why I so highly recommend using a visual schedule.  There are so many reasons and you can check out some for yourself here.

Also, I find that visual sch…

Handling Hectic Holidays – A Survival Guide

 

By Dr. Aviva Weisbord, Executive Director, SHEMESH

The Yamim Tovim coming up – Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah – are beautiful, inspiring, meaningful and quite challenging for parents and children.  Schedules are out the window, meals are later than usual, bedtime …