Executive Function

The Foundation of Almost Everything

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Welcome to Executive Function: The Foundation of Almost Everything. Many of the academic and behavioral challenges that students demonstrate in the classroom can be traced to lagging development of executive function.

This course provides a look at eight executive functioning skills: working memory, impulse control, emotion control, cognitive flexibility, self-monitoring, organization, planning and prioritizing, and task initiation. Each section explores the difficulties experienced by someone with a deficit in that skill then provides accommodations to support these students and strategies to help build the skills.

Your Instructor

Robi Alstrom
Robi Alstrom

Robi Alstrom is an educational consultant and literacy specialist with ESSDACK who has experience at many levels of education. In addition to teaching both general education and special education at the secondary level, she has also taught English and psychology for community colleges. Furthermore, she has had the unique experience of serving as a reading interventionist for students in sixth through twelfth grades. Robi is passionate about brain science and how it guides our teaching practices.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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