Executive functioning training teaches students how to better plan and organize, sustain attention, complete tasks, manage emotions, problem-solve, control impulses and monitor one’s thoughts. Having executive dysfunction is actually quite common and does not require a diagnosis of ADHD, learning disability, or pervasive developmental delay.
Kids and teens can find executive function training highly effective for learning to manage complex study and life-style schedules. Parents are also involved in training to support their younger children at home. Training can lead to improvement in:
– remembering and retaining information
– focusing longer on tasks
– decreasing procrastination
– task completion
– organizing schoolwork
– better time management
– practicing thinking before acting
We provide individual and group EF coaching for students in grades 1-12 and college. Sessions are 60 minutes and occur weekly or twice-weekly in a quiet location. The goal is to learn better “processes” rather than focusing on content. Two books we often reference in our coaching are: Organizational Skills Training for Children with ADHD: An Empirically Supported Treatment and Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential
Executive Function Coaching Group Summer Schedule
We are offering EF coaching groups this summer for students in grades 8th-12th, and 12th-college. The groups will meet once per week for 60 minutes for 6 weeks. The group is led by Dr. Ariel Kornblum, PsyD, BCBA and the location is our UES office at 1160 5th Ave, Suite 104.
1. Introduction: What is Executive Function?
2. Time Management
3. Creating Systems that Work
4. Effective Studying
5. Long-term Planning
6. Skill Review & Next Steps
*Both age groups follow a similar skills format with modifications as needed
*Each session will begin with a homework review of the previously learned skill
Times: 8th-12th graders meet from 5-6 pm, while 12th – college students meet from 6:15-7:15 pm
Dates: All Tuesdays – 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, and 8/15
The fee is $840 for the full 6 weeks, paid at the start. Students cannot attend week by week. There are no make-ups or cancellations.
There is a free telephone screening with Dr. Kornblum to verify alignment of goals and goodness of fit.
We are only accepting 6-8 students per group. We will alert attendees if there are students from the same high school interested to avoid any privacy concerns. Students who attend might have ADHD, Anxiety, Learning Disabilities or No Diagnosis at all.
Please contact us today to get started.