Executive Function Coaching and Learning-Based Services

The Boston Child Study Center offers a comprehensive Emotion-Focused Academic and Executive Functioning program that is designed to (1) provide structured, evidence-based strategies for managing emotions in the context of academics and (2) replace ineffective planning and organizational strategies with highly adaptive executive functioning systems.

This unique program pairs and integrates emotion-focused coping tools with executive functioning techniques to address various difficulties such as homework/assignment completion, personal and/or household responsibilities, time management, and others. In addition, our program’s staff are experienced mental health clinicians, which in some cases may allow for the reimbursement of the cost services from families’ insurance providers.

Our program is individually tailored to help each of our clients work towards the goals that they are striving to achieve. To learn more or to schedule a program orientation, please email Eliza Dadiego at bcscmaine@bostonchildstudycenter.com.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

No. We do not provide subject specific tutoring services (e.g., math, history, science) as part of this program. Instead, the program is designed to facilitate academic work by teaching and implementing therapeutic tools designed to address emotions that arise for students in the context of academics.
Our program is designed to help individuals identify, understand, and manage emotions that can often serve as barriers in the completion of academic work or in practicing effective executive functioning skills. These therapeutic tools are evidence-based strategies that come from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and others.

Executive function typically refers to a series of mental processes that assist with self-regulation, focusing, planning, organizing, remembering, time-management, and multi-tasking.

More information can be found here:  https://developingchild.harvard.edu/science/key-concepts/executive-function/

(Select the button at the top, “Watch the overview video,” for a ~5 minute explanation)