Executive Function Coaching


For many students, executive function skills such as organization and planning can be the single most challenging obstacle to school success. Our comprehensive executive function coaching program helps students from lower school to college overcome their specific areas of difficulty. Our program has proven effective in helping middle, high school, and college students to improve their grades and more importantly to improve their confidence and self concept.

At an initial executive function intake meeting, parents and students fill out a survey to pinpoint specific areas of concern. During the initial intake meeting the student will be administered several informal assessments including:

  • Reading Comprehension Assessment
  • Written Expression Assessment
  • Self Evaluation of Executive Function

An intake assessment report will be provided within two weeks of the assessment date. This report includes analysis of strengths and weaknesses, as well as recommendations for a reading treatment plan.


All incoming clients are asked to bring any prior diagnostic testing, school report cards, and work samples. 

Program Design

Students meet one to three times a week with their personal coach, a highly trained educator, to work on their own executive function needs. Topics covered in sessions are based on the student's intake assessment. The executive function program will help students to plan, prioritize, and carry out tasks in the following areas:

  • Time management
  • Working memory
  • Task and material organization
  • Task initiation
  • Follow-through
  • Flexibility
  • Response inhibition
  • Emotional control
  • Sustained attention
  • Goal-directed persistence
  • Metacognition (thinking about one's own mental processes)


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HRB Investments and Macho Self Storage provide a storage unit for the Literacy United to store books. Books are given to partner organizations and other nonprofits for distribution to children living in poverty situations.