Executive Functioning Support
Areas of Support
Executive functioning skills impact a child's success across multiple curriculum areas.
Distinct from typical tutoring, executive functioning coaching explicitly teaches students the skills they need to manage their learning tasks. A student may work on effective agenda use, managing and prioritizing time, or developing effective study skills.
Executive functioning coaching may also focus on backward planning and sequencing skills for large-scale academic projects, time management, or organization coaching. A focus on supporting a child's executive functioning skills can support him or her across multiple curriculum areas.
Executive functioning support may be warranted if a child is exhibiting any of these signs:
Difficulty getting started with tasks, or with persisting and finishing
Trouble prioritizing when faced with multiple tasks
Forgetfulness and disorganization with belongings and learning materials
Backpack, desk, and locker are messy and disorganized with loose papers and materials
Sticks with a plan even when it’s clear that the plan isn’t working.
Loses track of time and is often still “in the middle of something”