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High School Executive Functioning Skills on Zoom

A place for weekly accountability and learning executive functioning, study skills, and personal development

By Abigail Wool-Biringer, MA, OTR/L

Owner of Kids Empowered 4 Life LLC

You may have heard the term “Executive Functions” – or it may be new to you. Simplified, Executive Functioning (EF) skills are skills that support goal directed behavior. Individuals with ADHD struggle with EF skills, but many typical teens could also use some help in strengthening these skills as they gain autonomy in the high school years. These skills are not fully developed until the brain reaches maturity, around age 23!

Executive Function skills include:

  • impulse control
  • emotional control
  • sustained attention
  • planning/prioritization
  • working memory
  • flexibility
  • task initiation
  • organization
  • time management
  • goal-directed persistence
  • self-awareness
  • problem solving

Weaknesses to these skills may show up as problems following directions, remembering a sequence of activities, getting stuck on a problem, staying focused for duration of a task, organizing, maintaining emotional control, and being flexible with unexpected changes.

High School Tuesdays on Zoom

High School Executive Functioning Skills on Zoom offers a 4-week, one hour per week, group focusing on teaching two executive functioning skills and one complementary study skill each week to high school students needing more structure and accountability to their week. I also add a personal development topic that goes along with the theme of the week. They will learn valuable skills to last through high school and college. The student will be given opportunities to put lessons into practice immediately with their own schoolwork. This is not “extra” work – it is complementary instruction to help your student succeed in this online and hybrid learning environment.

Program Outline

With each week, I will introduce the EF skills and we will discuss challenges that show up with it, and how to strengthen the skill. Then we will discuss a complementary study skill. I will ask students to have a real assignment or project to relate it to. They will come away with a plan for the week for how to use this information to make the most of their asynchronous day.

Week 1:

  • Executive Functioning skills – Planning/Prioritization and Attention
  • Study skill – Active Reading and how to research
  • Personal Development – Goal setting (part 1)
  • Bonus: Learning Styles Quiz (Identify your learning style to tailor EF and studying to match)

Week 2:

  • Executive Functioning skills – Organization, Time Management & Problem Solving
  • Study skill – Note Taking and research, hacks for writing research papers & essays
  • Personal Development – Goal setting, part 2 & Motivation

Week 3:

  • Executive Functioning skills – Impulse control, Goal-directed persistence & Flexibility
  • Study skill – Active studying/test prep & Test-taking
  • Personal Development – Habits

Week 4:

  • Executive Functioning skills –Self-awareness & Emotional control
  • Study skill – Tackling long-term projects & Independent work
  • Personal development – Social/emotional development

Time: Tuesdays 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm or Wednesdays 11:30 am – 12:30 pm on Zoom

Cost: $99 for 4 weeks, beginning the week of March 16, ending the week of April 7, 2021

Bonus: My executive functioning assessments and 35-page workbook, as well as study skill handouts

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