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The Best Thing

on June 30, 2013

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I just read the Best Thing!  So good that I had to share it.  Sarah Ward is a Speech Pathologist and expert on Executive Function.  In her presentation titled Practical Therapeutic Interventions to Improve Executive Function Skills she lists this quick strategy:

Start each session with a joke!  Laughter increases subcortical balance and teaches students to shift and think in abstract ways.

Check out more good stuff at http://cognitiveconnections.com and find an article written by Sarah Ward at http://www.mykidsupport.com/node/347

This is a very cool video about executive functions

My Best,

Robin

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One response to “The Best Thing

  1. mhkeiger says:

    What a great reminder to use more jokes during therapy. Sometimes I ask the students to send me a funny video of the day (30 second limit). After I preview it, we watch it in group. They love sharing something that made the whole group laugh.

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