Executive Functioning Support Beyond Tutoring
Students with Executive Functioning Challenges experience difficulties in planning, organizing, analyzing or completing tasks. Often, these challenges are present in students with learning and attentional problems such as ADHD or Dyslexia.
Ruth Rumack’s Learning Space (RRLS) supports students using one-to-one Direct Instruction, teaching effective planning and organizational strategies through personalized lessons tailored to an individual’s needs.
Common Issues Associated with Executive Functioning Challenges
Written expression: Students may struggle when putting ideas into written form.
Meeting deadlines for assignments: Students may miss deadlines or have incomplete assignments due to difficulties following steps on assignments.
Organization: Students may misplace or lose items or information such as homework.
Self-monitoring: Students who may struggle with the ability to track their own performance might leave work unchecked
How we Help Students with Executive Functioning Challenges:
Teaching organizational strategies such as calendars, checklists or phone applications to keep track of assignments and tasks.
Teaching planning strategies such as dividing work into smaller steps.
One-to-one Direct Instruction that teaches planning and organizing ideas into a written piece using our writing programs (Power Sentences, Power Paragraphs, Power Essays).
Building rapport with students through weekly interactions, listening to their needs, interests, likes, dislikes and personalizing lessons according to this information.