Tara Nappi: Executive FunctioningAt the International Dyslexia Conference, Tara Nappi, Director of Teacher Education and Curriculum Development, speaks about how Commonwealth Academy supports executive functioning skills.
An extensive array of executive functioning support strategies is systemically embedded into our program to help all students with planning, organization, and time management. Students learn different strategies so they can adopt those that are most helpful and make them life-long habits in school, work, and their personal lives. While support mechanisms are the same throughout the grades, as students mature, the responsibility for implementing those strategies changes hands from teacher to student so that students can independently advocate for themselves by the time they move on to college.
Here are just some of the strategies in place at C/A to help support executive functioning skills: