Tip of the Week

October 7, 2013

Make a sandwich and strengthen executive function skills

Students with Executive Function difficulties often have trouble with sequencing. To help your child strengthen his skills in this area, have him guide you through the steps of making a sandwich (peanut butter and jelly used to be the norm for this exercise, but if your child is allergic any multi-ingredient sandwich will do). Only do exactly what he tells you to do, in the exact order. For him to successfully end up with an edible snack at the end, he will have to take the time to carefully consider each step before instructing you to act on it and he will have to think ahead a step or two to make sure that every aspect of the sandwich-making, both ingredients and process, is included.