Sometimes students with executive function issues respond well to visual cues. Use images rather than words. Pictures and colors work great.
Executive function students can benefit when you say things more than once if needed. Be sure to simplify and slow down if there are processing issues.
Please keep your child home from school if they have:
- A fever of 100 degrees or more in the past 24 hours
- A diagnosis of a communicable disease
- A cold in the active stages: coughing, running nose, and sneezing
- A sore throat and/or swollen neck glands
- An undiagnosed rash or skin eruption
- Vomiting or diarrhea during the past 24 hours
- Acute pain that requires relief by narcotic medication
If all families did their part, the spread of disease would be greatly reduced.
Executive function students can be overwhelmed with multi-step directions. Be specific with directions and in as few words as possible.
It is currently cold and flu season throughout the country. We would like to remind you of an example of when your child should be kept home from school. If all families did their part, the spread of disease would be greatly reduced.
If your child is diagnosed with strep throat, 24 hours of antibiotic therapy is required before returning to school. Besides harming everyone else with these viruses, respiratory infections can trigger an asthma attack in certain susceptible children. We need to prevent these asthma attacks so by keeping your student home from school can help.
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Make “To Do” lists. Students with executive function can use these lists to stay on task by focusing on what they have remaining to do and what has already been completed.
Maintaining schedules usually helps students with executive functioning issues. These include separate daily schedules, weekly schedules and monthly schedules.
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