Executive Functions: These Active Strategies Can Help Students!

Studying and living life to the max without a plan and without organization is like trying to eat a pizza that’s not cut.  It’s overwhelming!  Where do you start? It’s hard to know.

In this series of articles, Dr. Davenport outlines  a number of strategies designed to give your child or teen the ability to break her studies down into small manageable steps just like a pizza cutter allows her to cut a pizza into smaller easier to handle pieces.

Try these strategies designed to address the most common academic difficulties associated with executive functioning problems.

Sustained Attention: Making Daily Tasks More Active

Working Memory


Time Management:

Planning and Prioritizing:

Self-Monitoring and Goal Directed Persistence

Response Inhibition


Emotional Control and Change Management

Help your child cut her school work down to size: apply the ideas in this set of posts to help her learn how to study more effectively, and then cheer her on to success!

Need help applying these skills? 

Students attending Student Success! learn to use these skills and more to address the unique causes and effects of their specific needs.

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(c) 2010 – 2014, Monte W. Davenport, Ph.D.