When a student struggles with Executive Functioning, it is common to see s/he struggle with the following:
- Last minute cramming
- Not knowing where to start
- Transitioning between activities
- Time management
- Being scattered
Systematic, clear instruction and strategies are at the heart of Executive Functioning remediation. It is important to model, teach, and test different coping and metacognitive strategies so that the student can adopt new ways of thinking about and doing work. Thorough targeted exercises and real-world implementation of such structure, students begin to build new ways of thinking, habits, and routines that directly impact not only schoolwork, but also day-to-day living.