Executive Functioning – Youth Program
Students with suspected or diagnosed LDs often struggle with their executive functioning skills. Due to high demand, we are proud to offer this program. The aim of this program is to support middle school and high school students by providing 10-weeks of learning strategies coaching that will help them learn the skills they need to independently complete homework assignments, larger projects, and/or study for tests.
Executive Function is known as the “management system” of the brain. It includes skills related to a person’s working memory, flexible thinking, and impulse control. Students with poor executive functioning skills struggle to set goals, plan, and get things done. They may have difficulty focusing, following directions, or controlling their emotions. This can impact them not only at school but also in their daily lives at home.
Our 10-week Executive Function program is run by a learning strategist in a small-group virtual setting. Students will have the opportunity to set goals for themselves, and learn the skills they need to successfully complete school assignments and projects. Topics will be determined based on the unique needs of the students and may include, but not be limited to: planning, setting up your workspace to limit distractions, chunking, studying for tests, creating task motivation, self-awareness and monitoring of progress, and developing intrinsic motivation.
Acceptance into the group is based on match and suitability of the cohort. Enrolment is not guaranteed.
JR: September 26th – November 28th
SR: September 26th – November 28th
Junior Student Class
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Senior Student Class
Hamilton -Westdale High School (700 Main Street West)
We strive to alternate between Halton and Hamilton locations and will try to offer the program in Halton this Winter.
The cost of annual membership is $50 per family, paid separately from program fees.
I just wanted to thank you for the Executive Functioning Class. I truly learnt so much that I can apply to every aspect of my life and now. I can actually remember everything with the help of the Google Docs that you made.
I really enjoyed your personal examples and experiences. Just to let you know, I downsized to one calendar hahaha!
Executive Functioning – Parent Program
We are not born with executive functioning. Our capacity to plan, self-regulate, control impulses, or stay focused is strengthened through experience and practice. This program aims to support parents of kids with suspected or diagnosed LD through one 3 hour session to help them use developmental tasks at home and specific homework strategies to assist them early. The executive functioning strategies used at home also help to positively reinforce skills practiced in school.
Executive functioning skills are important throughout life. Early intervention at home through household routines and modelling specific behaviours prepare children for everyday tasks. These foundational activities create a pathway for young learners to progressively strengthen self-regulation and self-control skills throughout childhood and into adolescence
Saturday – TBD
The Centre for Diverse Learners follows and will continue to follow all Public Health guidelines and requirements for the operation of its in-person programs. However, due to the unpredictable nature of COVID-19 and it’s affect on the Halton-Hamilton area, the Centre for Diverse Learners reserves the right to transition all in-person classes to a virtual environment in accordance to any recommendation by Health Canada. When signing up for this program, you agree that in-person classes may be held online when deemed necessary. No refunds will be applicable in the case that classes continue in-person and families choose to withdraw, but applicants will have the choice to withdraw if classes transition to online-based learning.