We often talk about removing supports slowly to help kids systematically move toward independence, but that can be easier said than done. Here is a sample support removal for the dreaded completion of chores.
Planning travel and other activities takes a lot of executive functioning. That means that it is a great opportunity to let kids get some real world flexing of their frontal lobe, all packaged within the fun of going new places!
For reluctant readers and writers we have to be a bit more sneaky about creating authentic and fun ways to use their skills. Like hiding vegetables in muffins.
Organization is a known challenge for those with executive functioning deficits. But doesn't only refer to messy desks and black hole backpacks. Read about how tech can help organize ideas and information in Part 4 of the Tech for EF series.
In part 3 of our Tech for EF series, we are tackling what is often the hardest task of all: getting started and staying productive.