Executive function is a set of mental skills that include working memory, flexible thinking, and self-control. According to the experts at Understood.org, we use these skills every day to learn, work, and manage daily life. Trouble with executive function can make it hard to focus, follow directions, and handle emotions, among other things.
School psychologists Natalya Bogopolskaya, Psy.D., and Kendrea Hart, Ph.D., of the Los Angeles Unified School District; and Jennifer Ganz of Baltimore City Public Schools, created this video for families with and teachers of teens. They offer strategies to use during remote learning to support developing skills in the areas of planning, organization and problem-solving.
After viewing the video, everyone can complete these self-assessment quizzes.
Use this scoring sheet to compare everyone’s responses.