Improve Executive Functions with Do It Yourself (DIY) Projects

Our team at LearningWorks for Kids recommends playing video games as a tool for practicing executive functions because they require problem-solving, flexible thinking, and sustained focus and effort. These executive […]

The Best Methods for Teaching Executive Functions in the Classroom

Teaching executive functioning skills may be more important for a child’s success at school than acquiring academic skills. Don’t trust me on this–ask any teacher. You’re likely to find that […]

How to Teach Executive Functions for Homeschoolers and Distance Learners

We now have a nation of homeschoolers. Prior to March 2020, only about 4% of parents were choosing to homeschool their children, while a recent poll by Outschool indicated that […]

Why Kids with ADHD, LD, and Weak Executive Functions Should Learn Dictation Skills

Writing is often the most difficult academic skills for kids with ADHD, LD, and weak executive functions. Competent writing requires sustained attention, facility with language, organization, and working memory. Efficient […]

What Are Executive Functions? The Importance of Working Memory

Executive functions (EFs)  are brain-based cognitive skills that help with decision-making and self-control. EFs help with figuring out what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. […]

Three Activities for Homeschoolers to Improve Executive Functions

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, I had noticed that an increasing number of my patients are being homeschooled. In the southern part of Rhode Island where I live, the majority […]

4 Executive Functions Improved by Learning to Dictate

I have seen far too many kids in my clinical practice who are really smart, thoughtful, and expressive kids who can’t get their ideas into writing. They have amazing vocabularies […]

Three Steps for Improving Executive Functions for Homeschoolers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Homeschooling is the newest challenge parents are facing with their digital kids. The coronavirus pandemic has made the United States into a nation of homeschoolers. Most of these kids are […]

Three Activities for Homeschoolers to Improve Executive Functions

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, I had noticed that an increasing number of my patients are being homeschooled. In the southern part of Rhode Island where I live, the majority […]

Executive Functions Bibliography for Teachers

Educators and clinicians are becoming increasingly aware of the impact of executive functions on children’s learning and psychosocial development. While we have great information on the LearningWorks for Kids website […]