Tip of the Week

May 12, 2014

Structure and routine to aid executive function skills

Many students who struggle with executive function skills need structure in their day to help keep them focused and on track. It’s true in school, and it’s also true at home. One way to help provide structure at home is to set prescribed expectations for homework time. Develop a pattern that is as consistent as possible from day to day. Knowing that he gets 30 minutes of screen time when he gets home followed immediately by homework will help your student set a firm understanding of the routine. This consistent structure will also help ensure that homework is started well before bedtime!