My son started planning his homework better and his grades immediately improved, thus helping him feel better about himself and his abilities.
EF Coaching Parent, Spring 2021
What is Executive Functioning?
Executive functioning is a psychological term for the skills
that help us get things done. At Applerouth, we break them
down into 6 core skills that can make
the difference between stress and success in school.
Breaking big assignments into smaller tasks
Creating and maintaining schedules/routines
Using calendars + planners
Keeping track of information + materials
Shifting attention from tasks you like to ones you don’t
Keeping attention on a situation or task in spite of distractions or boredom
Working memory - keeping information in mind to complete a task
Making changes when needed
Adjusting to obstacles, setbacks, new information, or mistakes
Tolerating unexpected changes in plans
Getting motivated + starting tasks
Sticking with a task or project to meet a goal
Managing emotions + anxiety
Knowing when you need help
Asking for help
Finding helpful people, tools, or resources
Knowing your strengths and weaknesses
Achieve More with Improved EF Skills
Take the short quiz below to assess your student’s executive function skills.
Executive Function Skills Are The Foundation for Success
Students with lagging EF skills can experience
Grades that don’t meet their potential
Low academic confidence
Frustration and lack of motivation
This is a cycle that can be broken. We can help.
My Applerouth coach helped me realize that when I’m put together and organized school really is not that difficult.
Charlie F., High School Student, El Paso, TX
Is Executive Function Coaching Right for Your Student?
Founded by educational psychologist Dr. Jed Applerouth in 2001, Applerouth has helped
over 40,000 students build the skills and confidence to achieve their goals. We offer
Test Prep, Academic Tutoring, and Executive Function Coaching.
Our EF Coaches work with a wide range of students in grades 4 through 12
and college, including:
Students with demanding schedules
Gifted and twice-exceptional (“2e’) students
Students with ADHD, LDs (like dyslexia), or autism