What are the Executive Functions?

Executive functions are processes mostly located in the prefrontal cortex of the brain that help us manage our lives. We need them to be productive, organize, plan, persist and reach goals. The brain matures backwards to forwards. The PFC is the last part of the brain to mature, not maturing in some people until their mid-to late-20's. Students can be taught compensatory strategies to "fill in the gaps" for those skills that are weak or not developed. The Seeing My Time Program® is a unique program to develop the executive function skills of time management, planning, and organization.

What can Seeing My Time do for your family?

Seeing My Time teaches research-based, concrete, visual strategies to:
  • Be able to visualize time and plan for a day, week and month and long-term
  • Organize complex projects and break them into smaller steps
  • Create systems for paper and digital files 
  • Be able to set short-term and long term goals, anticipate obstacles and overcome them

What do you teach in addition to the Seeing My Time curriculum?

I use Seeing My Time as the core program, but my research and teaching has led me to develop a broader range of strategies that I can tailor to your family's needs. I've also created a collection of "think sheets" and strategies for emotional regulation that can be used to help students with response inhibition.

How does the program work?

Each week, I will come to your home with a white board and my "EF bag of goodies." There's a specific lesson plan based on the Seeing My Time model with additional lessons based on your personal needs. I use the travelling white board to write an agenda and illustrate concepts since most people are visual learners. Each lesson is about an hour and uses the workbook that comes with the program.