The Parish School Blog

May 15, 2019

Executive Functioning: What Is It and Why Is Everyone Suddenly Talking About It?

While research on executive functioning has been taking place since the early 1970s, it has recently become a common buzzword in the worlds of education and speech-language pathology. This may be due to new research showing that a child’s future success depends less on their ability to memorize math facts and decode words, and more on having strong executive functioning and social-emotional skills. So what is executive functioning, and why is it so important for learning?
Apr 17, 2018

Developing Social Skills for More Than a Decade in Children Who Have Learning Difficulties

What began as passion and determination for supporting students who struggle socially, has turned into a program turning a decade old with clients from across the Houston area. How the Social Thinking program has developed at The Parish School.
Apr 3, 2018

Know Before You Go: Advice for Parents Who Have Concerns About ASD for Their Child

About 1 in 68 children in the United States has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by age 8 (1 in 42 boys, 1 in 189 girls)1, making it one of the most common childhood developmental disorders. Yet it can sometimes be confusing or difficult for parents or other caregivers to know what to do if they suspect their child may have ASD, and what to expect from an evaluation. The following information can help...
Sep 15, 2017

5 tips to help your child (and yourself) become more resilient following Hurricane Harvey

Dealing with the aftermath of a hurricane or other traumatic event can leave a lasting impression on a child. Thankfully, children are naturally resilient and can recover with the right supports, empathy and empowerment. We share 5 tips to help turn a traumatic event into a lesson on compassion.