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Our videos are designed for everyone, those who are looking for support on managing their time, prioritisation, task initiation, emotional control or working memory.

 

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Neurodiversity & Unconscious Bias: Opening the door to changing hidden minds.

Thriving in the workplace as a neurodiverse person or someone with Executive Functions Skills challenges can be very tough. Many of us can feel misunderstood, overlooked, undervalued, and at times, discriminated against. A huge proportion of neurodiverse people struggle with mental and physical ill-health as a result of years of being told we are lazy,

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Women & ADHD

Living as a woman with ADHD in 2022 is incredibly tough. We can feel misunderstood, undervalued, and at worst, discriminated against. Many of us struggle with mental and physical ill- health as a result of years of being told we are lazy, rude and inconsiderate. And sadly, professionals who are supposed to help us are

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My Employer Understands My EF Challenges

Hello, executive function community! We are Casey Anley (educational psychologist) and Catherine Davis (counselling psychologist) – new recruits to the team at Connections in Mind.  We both happen to be South African, with a huge passion for all things executive functioning. We joined Connections in Mind this year, and for the first time, we were

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I Need a Plan for Using a Planner

You bought a planner to keep track of your life, but now you’re struggling to keep track of your planner! Rachel, one of Connections in Minds executive function coaches (who has a keen interest in ADHD) explains how to avoid the common mistakes that get in the way of successfully using a planner. The first

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Strategy Instruction – A teaching practice for embedding executive function skills in the classroom

Note-taking, planning a long-term project, remembering instructions, completing homework and revising for exams are essential daily tasks for our young learners but why are some students able to manage these demands whilst others really struggle? Well, these are also classic examples of tasks that require the use of our executive functions (an essential set of

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Learning through play will boost your child’s executive function development

Learning through play Play-based learning simply refers to learning through play. Play time is an important part of a child’s early development. As well as providing them with a source of entertainment, playing helps our children to develop their executive function skills including goal directed persistence, response inhibition, cognitive flexibility and emotional control.  Whether it’s

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Emotional Control and Mindfulness

Surviving the storm Almost all of us struggle with the chaotic nature of life, and the unsettled swarm of the every day. When the world overwhelms us, things can seem daunting, and dreary. But whilst we can’t control what happens to us, we can control how we respond to it, and the lessons that we take

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What now? A guide to the new GCSE and A level teacher assessed grades

How to navigate the new government guidelines and teacher assessed grades On January 6 2021, the government confirmed that in Summer 2021, students taking GCSEs, AS and A levels should be awarded grades based on an assessment by their teachers rather than by the traditional examinations. Understandably, these changes have been met with a mixture

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How to overcome your executive function challenges.

“How to overcome your executive function challenges.” Psychological research tells us that it is never too late for adults to improve their executive function skills1. These mental skills develop from infancy across the lifespan and peak during our mid 20s2. Although there is age-related decline when it comes to cognitive functioning3, these skills and the

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