Executive function skills serve as the management system of the brain. They are a set of mental skills that help people to get things done. These skills are crucial for managing oneself and one's resources to achieve a goal.
Studies have shown that students diagnosed with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities can struggle with Executive Function skills. This is often represented by activation in the prefrontal lobe, which affects the problem solving and decision making process. Executive Function skills are critical in the academic development process since they affect many aspects of a student's educational experience.
Key Executive Function skills:
These skills are crucial for everyday tasks, whether it's completing homework, managing a project at work, or simply staying focused on a conversation. Developing these skills can lead to better decision-making, improved relationships, and overall success in various aspects of life.
Trident Academy understands that what works well for one child might not work well for another. Our strategies are designed to help each individual student recognize and understand their strengths and weaknesses regarding their Executive Function skills. Strategies designed to help Executive Function skills are woven into Trident’s curriculum, modeled by our teachers, and consistently practiced to ensure a structured and systematic day. We have found this to be a successful way to motivate students and achieve maximum effort.
Learn more about Executive Function at Understood: What Is Executive Function?