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Executive Function

Characteristics of Students with EFD in the Classroom

“A set of processes that all have to do with managing oneself and one's resources in order to achieve a goal. It is an umbrella term for the neurologically-based skills involving mental control and self-regulation.” These processes include (but are not limited to): initiating tasks, planning, organizing materials, and self-monitoring.

How Gow Levels the Playing Field for Students with EFD

Students enrolled in the Executive Function Coaching program typically meet one-on-one with their Executive Function coach once a week for 45-60 minutes. Students work on skill-building activities and develop strategies that they can own... on their own. Coaches, teachers, advisors, dorm parents, and parents come together, first to identify students who might benefit from Exective Function Coaching and later to discuss progress and strategies that work. Though working on executive function skills is a lifelong process, students who invest themselves see results quickly.

LD OnLine. What Is Executive Functioning? [webpage]. Retrieved from LD OnLine http://www.ldonline.org/article/29122/