Learning Beyond Limits helps students develop the planning, organizational, and emotional regulation tools to reach their goals
Executive functions refer to a set of neurologically-based skills required for planning, organizing, initiating, and completing tasks. This is done by inhibiting impulses, attending to only relevant information, setting goals, as well as prioritizing and monitoring time.
As the academic and social expectations increase throughout middle school, high school, and college, many smart and capable students find themselves struggling to keep up. Furthermore, managing emotions and maintaining focus when the demands are high can be challenging for students to learn how to do on their own.
During individualized sessions, students have an active role in designing a custom-made set of tools and strategies to use both in and outside of school
Strategies for managing academic and social situations are always developed in partnership with students and customized for them.
Visualize realistic future goals
Make short- and long-term plans
Prioritize tasks and commitments
Accurately estimate time
Create productive workspaces
Categorize and file materials
Adjust plan when a “glitch” arises
Use positive self-talk
Check-ins between sessions help students maintain consistent practice
In addition to weekly sessions, students are also provided with regular check-ins between sessions. This helps students to consistently use their tools throughout the week, while still receiving support and encouragement. Experience and research shows that consistency is often the essential factor when developing productive habits.