Executive Functions Coaching
Does your student struggle with time management, good study habits, and focus? They may benefit from executive functions coaching!
What Is Executive Functions Coaching & How Does It Help?
Executive functions coaching helps instill life skills, such as time management, focus, multitasking, organization, planning ahead, confident socialization abilities. Check out our blog for a more detailed exploration of executive functions.
What Executive Functions Coaching is Not?
Executive functions coaching is not academic tutoring or coaching. The aim of our service is to help students manage a variety of tasks and assignments. We provide students the tools and strategies to approach the rigors of life and school with confidence, empowering them with the ability to regain control of their future.
"My coach, Yi Chang, worked endless hours helping me through every obstacle. I would not be the same student without his guidance. He even walked me through my interviews and helped me get a track scholarship. I am excited and scared for the next four years, but I know one thing. My Education Guru has got my back!"
Raymond N.- Student
Who Benefits from Executive Functions Coaching?
Students can benefit from executive functions coaching if parents or teachers notice stalled and slowed performance at school, issues completing tasks independently, struggles connecting with other students and forging solid connections, and the inability to recall and communicate information in a logical sequence. Often, students with ADHD, learning differences, or those experiencing anxiety or depression are candidates for executive functions coaching. Students who may be experiencing particularly challenging life events may also suffer from reduced executive functioning skills.
Executive Functions Case Study
Executive Functions Coaching works best when paired with a student’s overarching goals. Below is the case study of Raymond, a student struggling with confidence, self-image, and motivation. We outline our methods and how Executive Functions Coaching alongside our other services helped him take on his goals.
We Also Cater to Students with Accommodations.
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Our 4-Part Approach
Conduct an Assessment
No student is the same. Our assessments help identify a student’s unique learning needs by reviewing their coursework, methods of approaching assignments, life events, stressors, and existing support networks. These considerations are used to help devise realistic benchmarks and goals for the student to achieve.
Provide Tools and Strategies
We implement a wide variety of tools to match student needs. Some strategies include bullet journals, exposure therapy, mindfulness, and accountability systems. Being able to communicate thoughts, feelings, and needs, otherwise known as advocacy skills, is one of the most common executive functions weaknesses we see in our students. In response, coaches help students verbalize their thoughts, externalize them in bullet journals, and provide accountability.
Help Establish and Reinforce Confidence
Specific checkpoints and benchmarks for students are also coupled with specific rewards. This might include a break, encouragement, praise, or a fun activity with friends and family. We believe it is important to acknowledge and celebrate progress!
Troubleshoot Student Struggles
We implement a flexible approach that considers the fact that not all strategies will work for each student and that at times, some strategies may not be effective. Thus, we ensure students learn the tools to adapt to each changing situation by troubleshooting and setting our coaches as role models. Support and mentorship are a key aspect of executive functions coaching at MEG.
Free Executive Functions Coaching Consultation
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