Executive Function Strategies Blog

How to Organize Your College Search

Editor's note: This guest blog article was written by Joan K. Caseythe president and founder of Educational Advocates College Consulting, an educational consulting firm.



Executive Function Skills: Weathering the Storm of College Applications

If you are the parent or guardian of a rising high school senior, then you know that this time of year has guidance counselors gearing up for their busy season (kind of like tax preparers in April).  With the college application process close at your heels, your Executive Function skills are put to the ultimate test: Can I stay cool, calm, and collected throughout this project? Can I assist my child in creating and executing an organized plan for getting the necessary tasks completed? Do I even know what the necessary tasks are?



Executive Function Skills Help Students Prepare for New SAT in 2016

Standardized testing is one of those buzz phrases that elicit immediate reactions and responses from parents and students alike.  By now, the SAT is one of the most well-known and widely-used standardized tests currently geared toward high school students. However, that test is about to get a makeover. Are you prepared for the new SAT in 2016?



Senioritis: Motivating Students Past the Post Application Slump

Attention parents of high school seniors: Do you know where your senior’s backpack is?  If it has been staying in the car overnight, you may need to be concerned. 

March is Senioritis Awareness Month (not officially, but to this executive function coach it is!) and I’m starting awareness with you. Thankfully, the disease is easy to identify when you know what to look for:

  • ˜Is your senior wearing an excessive amount of track pants, tattered tees, and flip flops?
  • ˜Is his/her backpack left in the car overnight or all weekend?
  • ˜Are your queries about incoming admission decisions met with dismissive grunts?