In October 2014, My Learning Springboard co-hosted a workshop focused on improving executive function skills which featured Sarah Ward of Cognitive Connections. We continue to build on our work year over year and have developed specialized expertise in delivering executive function coaching that becomes integrated with academic coaching and/or test preparation.
Executive Function Skills are a complex variety of mental skills that we use on a daily basis to achieve our goals. It can be considered the “CEO of the brain.” Executive function as a whole allows each of us to set goals; plan how to complete a project; prioritize tasks; organize time, materials and information; shift approaches flexibly; and hold and manipulate information in working memory and control their behaviors for task completion. Therefore, there is a strong correlation between effective executive function and success in school.
In the videos below, we share more information about our approach to executive function coaching with our students.
In the presentation further below, Laurie Gross, our Executive Director and Educational Therapist, shares some key takeaways and strategies for improving executive function skills.