"He truly has a pep in his step and motivation to get things done when he gets off the zoom call with you!!"
-Mother of a 7th Grader, Dec. 2020
What is executive function coaching?
How does it help students?
Executive function (EF) skills are vitally important to students' learning and long-term academic success. I like to use the analogy that executive function is like the assembly line of logical thinking. That is, deciding when to do what, what should go where and why. It is the region in the brain that controls memory, planning or flexible thinking, and self-regulation. Students with learning differences often need executive function support, though they can be equally smart as their peers. Research has shown that executive function skills can be honed, practiced, and developed over time with consistent coaching and student implementation.
I can help a student who needs executive function support with:
Time management (gain time awareness, use Google calendar/other organizational tools, estimate time for tasks)
Organization (folder/backpack weed out, homework management, turning work in on time, getting things done without reminders)
Study Skills (note-taking skills, how to study for tests, how to ask for help)
Additional focus areas that the student wishes to explore and benefit from that match the student's goals, interests, and lifestyle
No matter where the student is in the process, I can help the student translate challenges into actionable steps so that the student can move towards autonomy and independence. In the presence of executive function support, all students can shine brightly.
"C's coaching with Thuy went well. Her tips regarding using google calendar to plan ahead and schedule were game-changers for C."
Thank you so much.. you made a very good connection with him..
He is naturally hard working & really a great kid. I am glad that he can see the positive results of his hard work .... that is rewarding.
-Mother of a 12th Grader, Saint Joseph Preparatory School, April 2021