Executive Function consists of the mental actions that allow specific academic tasks to be initiated and completed. For a student, such executive functions are the skills needed to be successful with academic pursuits, and ultimately lead to success in the professional setting. Executive function is composed of four main components:
- Preparedness: Is your child organized and able to manage time efficiently?
- Intentional Focus: Is your child able to listen closely and for sustained periods of time?
- Initiative: Is your child invested in the learning experience and advocating for what s/he needs to be successful in the classroom?
- Classroom Learning Skills: Does your child understand and utilize strategies to take notes, follow directions, and take tests?
As each strategy is introduced, instructors help students learn and practice the skill. Although individual student needs are not evaluated and addressed, students can get support to apply each strategy to their own school work.