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Below are a few articles that discuss relevant topics and in-home support

distance learning support

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Below are some resources to support you and your child during distance learning

Attention and focus

  • Apps for Staying on Task
    • Forest
    • Freedom
  • Apps for Keeping Track
    • Microsoft ToDo
    • Focus Keeper
    • Tomato Timers

Executive functioning

  • Activities for 13-18 year olds
  • Activities for 7-12 year olds
  • Daily Suggested Schedule
  • Daily Assignment Sheet
  • Weekly Planner

Creating a distraction-free workspace

ASSITIVE TECH

  • Text-to-Speech- Natural Readers
  • Audiobooks
    • Overdrive (Free w/ Library Card)
    • Audible (for purchase)
  • Video Transcription

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/04/27/life-lockdown-is-testing-parents-bandwidth-heres-how-protect-your-mental-energy/?fbclid=IwAR26Ot2ZQjfpsASgyLoQZlfTUNeaUL4g7cJSruMLMUJYDgFwQcAQKwfad3A

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/coronavirus-latest-updates?_ul=1*ul89z6*domain_userid*YW1wLTFJVTNZM1pOeEVYVFNpUHFnT2tWWHc.#At-Home_Activities,_Schedules,_and_More



https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/23/education/learning/coronavirus-teachers-students-remote-learning.html



Dear families,

This Distance Learning Infographic was curated for you by us with your son in mind. Here, you will find resources to support your son's executive functioning, attention, and learning. Each bulleted list includes an interactive button that when clicked should direct you straight to the resource listed.


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SP Learning Services, 5-12

Prepare for concentration

Help minimize distractions by taking some time before you start writing to prepare.

  • De-clutter your workspace: Although a lot of people manage to work quite comfortably in a cluttered environment, having a lot of “stuff” around you can be a problem when you’re trying to focus on your ideas. An uncluttered workspace doesn’t give your eyes (and mind) anything to “catch” on when your eyes stray from the screen or paper in front of you. It also eliminates at least one piece of major procrastination-bait — the sudden need to clean up. Keep your workspace uncluttered so you have no need to clean as a way of procrastinating.
  • Make yourself comfortable: Good workspace ergonomics are important, not only to minimize work-related injuries but to keep your attention off your various bodily discomforts and on the task at hand. Make sure your chair is comfortable, your hands rest easily at your keyboard, and you can easily see your screen without leaning into it.
  • Schedule alone time: Let people know that you’re going to be busy for the next hour or however long you need. Put up a “do not disturb” sign, or otherwise make clear to others that you’re to be left alone. Turn off the phone, shut down your email program, and close your office door. This time is for you and your writing.
  • Set a timer:You may not be able to work for 8 hours straight, but you can probably keep yourself on target for 30 minutes at a time. Set a timer to a comfortable, doable length of time, work until the timer goes off, get up and do something else, reset the timer, and do it again.

From: Lifehack.com