Executive Functions - training programs

Discussion in 'Special Ed 101' started by Mickey2255, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. Mickey2255

    Mickey2255 New Member

    Hi all,

    My son's IEP is next week and I'd really like to propose they work on his executive functions. I've been hunting like crazy for some sort of formal program I could suggest and all I've found is http://www.braintrain.com and their Captain's Log. While they do have some research references, I'm iffy on whether I could "sell" it to the school.

    At this point I'd even take a list of informal "exercises" that could be used with a resource teacher. One of the few I've found involves giving the child a series of numbers like 7, 9, 3 and then having them repeat them back backwards - 3,9,7. I've been trying it on my son tonight and it really is pretty hard for him!

  2. Martie

    Martie Moderator

    Try googling the "Think Aloud" curriculum. It is old and heavily research based. It teaches E.F. directly through modeling. It works with certain types of kids very well--others not so well--but it has no bad side effects even if it is not greatly successful.