When creating an organizational system, never have a “miscellaneous” folder. Most kids that do have a “miscellaneous” folder end up having random papers in there. Then the student doesn’t know what is in there later because it is unorganized. Each sheet of paper should have its own place to go.
Every month clean out backpacks, binders and folders. Carry only the papers that are necessary for class.
Don’t allow fear to get in the way of desire. When we show a student that they can overcome their academic fears, they become successful. This is true for all types of students including ones with executive function, Asperger’s, PDD, language based disabilities, regular ed. and etc.
Students with memory issues may use a digital recorder to make voice notes. A notepad can also be used to jot brief notes to jog memory later.
Chess is a game that every student should learn and play. It helps to strengthen the brain for problem solving, math and executive functio
Students with executive function need help with time management and organization. Micromanaging is often needed until they can work independently.
Children with executive function problems can appear to be lazy or behavioral. In reality their brains have trouble processing information.
Students with executive function disorder are “wired” differently than most and need to be taught to their unique learning style.
Executive function problems can be helped with the right organizational systems put in place. Plans work best with student input and feedback.
A good way to help kids with developmental delays and executive function issues is by strengthening the brain. Puzzles and visual tasks work great.