Executive Functioning and Study Skills Training in Encinitas, CA
School requires us to do many different things. We don't learn simply by sitting in class day after day. We learn by applying executive function skills such as attention, memory, processing, time management, and test preparation.
Traditional school programs aren't well-equipped for teaching executive function skills. These are a set of mental skills that include working memory, flexible thinking, and self-control. We use these skills every day to learn, work, and manage daily life. When you have trouble with executive function, it can become hard to focus, to follow directions, or to handle emotions.
Study skills and executive functioning are tightly intertwined. That's why a mere study skills tutor can't always get the job done. We look at the whole picture, and ensure your child has all the skills they need to succeed.
What Executive Dysfunction Looks Like
Having trouble with executive function can impact people in different ways. These difficulties often look like the signs of ADHD. There is overlap, as ADHD is a problem with executive dysfunction, but not all executive dysfunction is ADHD.
Executive dysfunction is responsible for many skills, including:
You can figure out if your child needs help by asking yourself:
If so, this program is for your child.
Executive Function Disorder Treatment
Executive function therapy is all about learning how to manage emotions and how to make tasks more manageable. It's also about understanding how your student learns best.
A student who has aligned their strategy with their natural mental processes is set up for success and finds school and work far easier.
Our 18-week program helps students manage their time, set up their learning environment, prioritize tasks, stay focused, and stay on task. We even teach students how to speak up and how to advocate for themselves so that they can become lifelong partners in their own learning process.
Study Skills for Middle School and High School Students
Children who have opportunities to develop executive function and self-regulation skills receive lifelong benefits. They enable positive behavior and allow us to make healthy choices for ourselves and our families.
Middle school is a great time to do this, though we can work with high school kids, too. Our coaches help students understand their brains and how emotions impact learning. Students learn and practice methods to cope with strong emotions, and learn strategies for staying on task and maintaining attention.
The result? Better performance on standardized tests, better grades, better behavior, and better work performance when these kids get out into the "real world." Good study skills increase confidence and confidence, raises self-esteem, and reduces anxiety about tests and deadlines. Students who learn these skills often work harder, because they feel their work and effort is more worthwhile.
Study Skills for College Students
Most students don't leave college because of tuition costs. Most leave because they're not prepared to meet academic demands. Studies show that students who enter college need direct instruction in study skills and executive function to help them manage, plan, and organize their time, materials, and information.
Reduce anxiety and vulnerability to depression and stress while improving your chances of success in college. Our program even helps you cut down on the number of hours you spend on studying, which means you have a lot more time for the rest of your life.
Study Skills for Online Learners
Covid-19 has forced many students and families to adapt to learning from home. For many, online learning is a brand new experience that can challenge executive function skills. It's not easy to convert homes into classrooms.
Fortunately, strategies such as aligning with your learning style continue to work online.
For example, kids who learn best from reading and writing can be encouraged to take notes during videos. Kids who are kinesthetic (tactile) learners can be encouraged to listen to lectures while they wash dishes or go for a walk. Visual learners can color-coordinate or highlight notes. Auditory learners can use text to speech to listen to course readings.
Our team will help you identify your child's strengths so you can make learning easier, less stressful, and more fun.