What is Executive Functioning?

What is Executive Functioning?

Executive functioning is a group of processes that involves metacognition and allows individuals to self-regulate the ways in which they interact with their environment. Executive function skills develop and improve throughout childhood and into young adulthood (Strosnider & Sharpe, 2019, p. 6).

Our Programs to Improve Executive Functioning

“Val and Roberta’s Executive Functioning Workshop provided engaging hands-on professional development to a variety of role groups to meet the needs of general education students as well as students with disabilities. They collaborated with my team to tailor each workshop to meet the unique needs of each role group, e.g., parents, paraprofessionals, administrators, secondary and elementary teachers. Although it did require additional planning and preparation of materials, we found it to be time well spent as each role group left with a better understanding of strategies that they could immediately put into practice. We consider Val and Roberta to be our partners in building capacity of EF skills. Years after their initial workshop, they have continued to collaborate with our team through zoom and emails to follow-up on our implementation and to assist with any questions we have regarding developing executive functioning skills. Our schools embraced the use of their book The Executive Function Guidebook (Strategies to Help All Students Achieve Success) and have seen the benefits that executive functioning strategies have had upon their student outcomes.”
Ravae Todd, Autism District Educational Specialist – South Hawaii Regional Office, Keaau, Hawaii

  • Executive Function Skills Training Workshops
  • Executive Function Skills Coaching
  • Summer Executive Function Skills Training Camp


Service Provider Success Stories

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Kim Hale,
Grade 3 Teacher

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Andi Anglin-Alonso,
Special Education Resource Teacher
How to Teach Executive Strategies

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Elisabeth Halici,
Middle School Mathematics Teacher