Executive functioning skills are a set of processes that manage, control, and regulate one’s other cognitive processes, and include such skills as inhibition, planning, organization, and working memory. In the next section, we’ll explain our approach to executive functioning coaching.
We help students use their own assignments and responsibilities to build competence for survival in today’s world. Executive functioning coaching focuses on skills such as organization, planning, prioritizing, self-monitoring, goal setting, and time management. We use one-on-one, individualized coaching sessions, which can range from 1 to 5 hours per week. The students follow a set schedule developed between the student and their coach. Students have the option of utilizing our New York City office for their sessions, and support is also provided on campus when students cannot commute to our office. Virtual executive function coaching sessions are also available when the student is unable to meet in person. Our goal for students is to “teach them to fish”, so that they can eventually learn to handle the challenges of life on their own. We’re a success when the student no longer needs us.
We are New Frontiers in Learning, an organization founded on the mission to provide the highest quality education, support services, and executive functioning coaching to young adults who learn differently.
NFIL works with a broad range of students, ranging in age and ability level but sharing a common theme—a desire for independence, and a recognition that self-advocacy and executive functioning skills are at the root of their potential success.