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Task Initiation: Starting homework and studying

How to improve student output

Executive Function Component Deep Dive

Helping your child take action and get started on schoolwork is a challenge faced by many parents. Students with executive dysfunction may struggle with task initiation.

Task initiation helps students take action and get started. Kids with weak task initiation skills may freeze up because they have no idea where to begin.

Executive Function Coaching Helps

An executive function coach can help improve task initiation skills by addressing the barriers that exist. These may be emotional, physical, or related to time management. Goal setting is another way to adjust a student's mindset to improve their output. Specific goals are most effective, and it is also helpful to visualize and identify the outcome of achieving the goal. Another way a coach helps with task initiation is by breaking down tasks into smaller, more manageable pieces. A long-term project will seem less overwhelming when approached in smaller steps.

These are just a few of the ways we can work together to address task initiation challenges. I've seen so many students increase their academic output even after just a few sessions. I promise, there is hope!

Leave a comment with some of the specific struggles your child has that prevent them from starting their work. I'd love to talk through solving these problems with you! Reach out today.

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