Maturity and and impulse control are skills, not character traits
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There’s been a shift in the way both parents and school psychologists talk about ADHD. Increasingly, the “attention deficit” part of ADHD, which gives the disorder its name, is seen as just one aspect of a range of issues that impact a child’s ability to succeed in school. An executive function tutor can help ADHD-diagnosed children strengthen these cognitive skills.
Executive Function (EF) means the ability to regulate or control one’s attention, mood and behavior in order to tackle complex issues. EF includes the brain processes needed to organize, strategize, modify behavior, and manage busy schedules. A person’s executive function abilities are influenced by physical changes in the brain and by life experiences. Put another way, people with executive function deficit – which includes most of those diagnosed as ADHD – can benefit from direct instruction from an executive function tutor.
HomeworkCoach has invested considerable energy into developing training materials to help our tutors and coaches strengthen their students’ executive functions. Certified coaches — offered as part of our Premium Plan — have completed our proprietary online course. The course reviews 8 facets of Executive Functioning:
For each Executive Function skill we teach the coaches strategies to build the skills — for example, to set short-term goals to help with Initiation (getting started) — as well as adaptations to minimize the impact of the each deficit — for example, the use of routines and “over-learning” to help with Working Memory issues.