Executive Functioning Program
Rationale: Students with suspected or diagnosed LDs often struggle with their executive functioning skills. Over the past two months, a number of parents have reached out to us looking for support in this area. The aim of this program is to support high school students by providing 4-weeks of learning strategies coaching that will help them learn the skills they need to independently complete homework assignments, larger projects, and/or study for tests.
Program Description: Executive Function is known as the “management system” of the brain. It includes skills related to a person’s working memory, flexible thinking, and impulse control. Students with poor executive functioning skills struggle to set goals, plan, and get things done. They may have difficulty focusing, following directions, or controlling their emotions. This can impact them not only at school but also in their daily lives at home.
Our 4-week Executive Function program is run by a learning strategist in a small-group virtual setting. Students will have the opportunity to set goals for themselves, and learn the skills they need to successfully complete school assignments and projects. Topics will be determined based on the unique needs of the students and may include, but not be limited to: planning, setting up your workspace to limit distractions, chunking, studying for tests, creating task motivation, self-awareness and monitoring of progress, and developing intrinsic motivation.
*Acceptance into the group is based on match and suitability of the cohort. Enrolment is not guaranteed.
Facilitator: Alison Brindle
Length: 4 weeks
Schedule: Monday and Thursday 3:30 – 4:15 PM, ONLINE
*Starting Monday, November 16th, 2020
Cost: $175 for non-members, $150 for members
If you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org