A Quick Review
Executive functioning is known as “the management system of the brain”, and includes mental abilities such as working memory, flexible thinking, self-monitoring, and emotion-regulation. These important skills help us to focus, get organized, plan, and prioritize. We use them every day to accomplish our goals. At Novella Prep, as we support our students and families, we look to enhance talents with skills so a student not only improves performance in grades or test scores, but also in understanding interests, passions, and abilities. Any issues with executive functioning can make it hard for students to focus and follow directions, resulting in their learning process being affected.
A Checklist to Guide Executive Functioning Awareness
How do we know if we have strong executive functioning skills or have some areas that need to be strengthened? Following is a brief list that may help you determine your strengths and challenges when it comes to executive functioning. We can help your child should any of these challenges be present and affecting their learning or are causing stress:
- Difficulty managing time
- Trouble prioritizing tasks
- Trouble organizing thoughts
- Confusion when rules change
- Trouble following directions
- Difficulty keeping track of belongings
- Difficulty starting or completing tasks
- Forget what was just read, or said in class discussions
Download our Executive Functioning Skills Checklist Here
Achieving Student Success
At Novella Prep, we seek to optimize this essential component to student success and promote a student’s capacity to self-evaluate, learn, and implement key executive functioning skills. Our program teaches essential note-taking skills and strategies, appropriate goal-setting, mindful daily scheduling and organization skills, effective routine development, self-monitoring, self-control, adaptable thinking, and optimal study tactics. Whether starting a healthy foundation for schooling in elementary school or middle school, or managing challenging high school coursework, or even finding college a challenge – we have experts trained by each respective grade level to adapt our best practices to help your student.
Contact us to schedule a free consultation. Whether in Bergen County, Westchester County, Fairfield County, Marin County, or Los Angeles, our online programming is customized for all learning styles so we can help your student in the environment where they do their homework, virtually!