Developing strong study skills, such as organization and strong work habits, are all areas of executive functioning that can be difficult for students with learning differences. Many students come to us frustrated working within a deadline, keeping track of assignments, and maintaining an organized backpack or locker.
Developing these skills is important for preparing students for an independent life after high school. That’s why – In conjunction with course content – students are taught how to organize materials, manage their time, take notes, attend lectures, and prepare for tests. Weekly counseling sessions may be used as a more “hands-on” approach to reinforce these executive functioning skills.
We know young people need to learn how to work on tasks outside of the school environment. Daily planners, succinct classroom instruction, and a reward system are some of the tools we use to encourage and support our students, while guiding and motivating them to complete coursework in a timely manner.