Last month we shared some tips and strategies for strengthening executive functioning skills at home in a non-academic setting. Now that it is September, school is back in session and students are just returning to the normal routine. It can be tough to leave behind the carefree days of summer and wake-up on the first day of school ready to take on a busy schedule filled with classes, extracurricular activities, and homework. Just as executive functioning skills are essential for effectively and efficiently accomplishing tasks for everyday life, they are also critical for success in the academic setting. Similar to being prepared to participate in camp or complete household chores during the summer, time management and material organization are key components of transitioning smoothly back into the homework routine. Read more to find out some of our ideas for making the move as seamless as possible.
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