Executive Functioning Training
What is Executive Functioning Training?
Executive functioning skills are the set of processes that manage, control, and regulate one’s other cognitive processes, and include such skills as inhibition, planning, organization, and working memory. In the next section, we’ll explain our approach to executive functioning training.
Executive Functioning Training Sessions Include:
- Setting up weekly schedules that are infused with training session times, class location and time, study time, and recreational and social activities.
- Assisting students with creating systems for organizing class content and course expectations
- Creating systems with students to confirm progress in each course.
- Assisting students in advocating for appropriate accommodations and making sure accommodations are in place in all courses.
- Helping students communicate with note-takers, ensuring all pertinent information is included in all notes (i.e. announcements, date changes, assignments, etc.).
- Helping students organize their work and making sure they have everything they need for each course. Teaching students how to break down large, complex assignments into smaller and more manageable tasks.
Who We Are
Who We Work With
NFIL works with a broad range of students, ranging in age and ability level but sharing a common theme—a desire for independence, and a recognition that self-advocacy and executive functioning skills are at the root of their potential success.
Our typical student is between the ages of 15-25 (although they are sometimes younger or older), and they may struggle with various learning and academic differences and/or executive functioning skill deficits. Many times, our students have the academic ability to handle high school, college, or the workplace, but still need the extra supports New Frontiers provides.
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