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hillview
10-25-2017, 12:39 PM
Does anyone have any experience with an executive function coach/tutor for your child? Any details you can share?
- did it work well
- how long did you have this person and on what frequency (eg weekly?)
- what did it cost
- how did you find a good person

thanks!

pastrygirl
10-26-2017, 08:13 AM
I didnít know such a thing existed, but that would be such a huge help here!!

candaceb
10-26-2017, 08:36 AM
Does anyone have any experience with an executive function coach/tutor for your child? Any details you can share?
- did it work well
- how long did you have this person and on what frequency (eg weekly?)
- what did it cost
- how did you find a good person

thanks!

I think egoldberg had one for her daughter - she hasn't been posting here lately but you might want to PM her.

This is definitely something that I could see DS needing in the future when he needs to be more responsible for his own "stuff".

Dream
10-26-2017, 10:55 AM
What exactly do they do?

StantonHyde
10-26-2017, 01:35 PM
A friend used one for her son and said it was great. I don't know the specifics though. She found hers through the learning specialist at school.

JustMe
10-26-2017, 05:19 PM
No BTDT, and I am pretty sure there is nothing that specific where we live. That said, it sounds great! If you have names of people out there who do this, I would ask them if they have any parent references, and then call the parents and ask what they though was helpful, what was not helpful, as well as your other questions.

A private practice OT who works with kids with executive functioning issues might be a good person to ask for names if you don't have any (at least here that's the only person who has been helpful as far as finding non-advertised resources for us that I didn't know about yet).

calebsmama03
10-31-2017, 01:09 PM
We just had a full neuropsych done on my ODS, who has Tourette's. The doc recommended an executive function coach for him but said it isn't a formal designation. There are regular tutors out there calling themselves EF couches, while there are some psychologists and OTs who also do this. The main function is to work on organization skills, helping to scaffold tasks, self advocacy, study skills, etc. For those who asked what it is - it's a tutor but more help on how to be a good student/thinker vs teaching an actual subject. She gave us a few names in our area but I have no idea how to find such a person otherwise.

sunshiney
11-04-2017, 08:06 PM
What do they do exactly?

hillview
11-05-2017, 08:57 AM
In my research they help kids get and stay organized for homework by setting up a system. They provide things like graphic organizers and other approaches to writing. They have systems for tackling large projects.

lil_acorn
11-05-2017, 10:47 AM
In my research they help kids get and stay organized for homework by setting up a system. They provide things like graphic organizers and other approaches to writing. They have systems for tackling large projects.

How do you find one?


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calebsmama03
11-09-2017, 03:53 PM
Found this interesting in my research https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/02/02/463593878/the-science-of-getting-kids-organized

niccig
01-08-2018, 10:38 PM
I just did a continuing education course today on executive functioning presented by this SLP

http://efpractice.com/index.php/25-team/94-sarah-ward-ms-ccc-slp

It was very informative about research on executive functioning, areas where many people have difficulty (need to be able to create imagery of where you are, what doing and how moving in that space), and practical therapy techniques. Iím going to use them with DS who needs some help getting organized. Interesting she gave developmental norms for ability to see into future, 2 yo is now, 3-5 year old is 20 mins, DS in middle school is 2-3 days which is why he leaves big projects to last minute, so makes sense he needs help to plan things out.

She has a newsletter you can sign up for and other materials you can purchase. Iím thinking of getting some things I can use with DS or at work.


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