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Help Your Child Succeed with an Executive Function Coach

One-on-one coaching to help your child get motivated, organized, and thriving in school

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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.

  • Setting goals
  • Prioritizing
  • Time management
  • 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
  • Controlling impulses
  • Handling frustration
  • Self-awareness/self-reflection
  • 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

Better Grades

Increased Confidence

Reduced Frustration

Take the short quiz below to assess your child's executive function skills.

Take Our EF Skills Quiz

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 Child?

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
Ready to build your child's EF skills? Call us today at (202) 558-5644 or schedule a time to talk about coaching.

Pick Your Plan

Not sure what you need? Your Applerouth Advisor can help you decide.

Start Coaching

Meet online with your coach to build EF skills on a flexible schedule.

Watch Your Child Succeed

See your child take ownership, get organized, and stay motivated.

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My only regret is not finding this service earlier in the academic year. EF Coaching Parent, Spring 2021