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Executive Function Coaching From the Loop

Chicago private school students can access the learning support services they need to thrive with The Loop


Sometimes, kids struggle with acquiring and mastering the brain skills that support their learning and performance in school. 

For some children, skills like judgment, decision making, inhibition, planning, and organization don’t come naturally. These kids may face challenges with developing their executive functioning skills. 

Executive functions are important skills that are housed in your brain’s frontal lobe. This major portion of your brain is responsible for lots of vital functions that govern who you are as a person and how you show up in the world.

Your executive functions include key mental skills like—

  • Reasoning

  • Judgment

  • Insight

  • Inhibition and self-control 

  • Understanding and following social cues and norms

  • Decision-making

  • Time management 

  • Planning

  • Organization 

  • Working memory 

That’s quite a list! Who knew executive functioning skills were so important?! 

Interested in learning even more about executive function skills and why they matter? Check out our deep dive into executive functioning. It’ll walk you through what executive functioning skills are and why they’re important. 

As a parent, you want the best for your child. But you can’t be an expert in every area of childhood development! 

It can often be difficult for parents to know if their child is experiencing issues with acquiring their developmental skills. Are they on track or not?

And, even if you feel certain your child is struggling in some areas of their development, it can be tough to pinpoint exactly what’s going on or what you can do to help them. 

They never said parenting was easy, but you also can’t be expected to do it all alone—especially when your child is facing challenges with their executive function skills development. 

Thankfully, you’re not alone. The Loop is here to be your trusted partner in educational support services in Chicago. 

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What is executive function coaching?

Executive function coaching is designed to support your child with developing, practicing, and mastering vital executive function skills—so they can succeed in school and in life. 

Your dedicated Loop executive function coach will start by gaining insight and information from you and your child’s teacher about your concerns and their areas of need.

Then, we’ll select customized assessments and find a good time to conduct a thorough evaluation of both their areas of struggle and strengths. 

Our assessment results will be clearly communicated with you, along with our plan for moving forward. 

If you agree to treatment, your executive function coach will create a customized plan that’s designed just for your child, to target their individualized executive function goals and needs. 

Some examples of executive function coaching in action include—

  • Helping your child understand and respond to social cues with practice interactions 

  • Supporting your child’s focus and attention with games like Simon Says and Red Light/Green Light

  • Supporting and growing your child’s working memory skills with games and activities like Guess Who?, Memory, flash cards, or recreate the picture tasks

  • Enhancing your child’s organization and planning skills with following directions tasks, creating customized organizers and schedules, or even baking activities

  • Improving your child’s reasoning and judgment skills with open-ended WH- questions or games that involve deduction 

No matter what activities your child’s executive function coach selects for them, they’ll be designed to both target their therapy goals and keep them engaged and motivated. 

Because we believe kids deserve to have fun! And, this actually leads to better outcomes in therapy, because they’re more invested in the process. 

Who can executive function coaching help? 

Kids with diagnoses that impact executive function skills can benefit from executive function coaching—as can those without formal diagnoses who are clearly struggling with these skills.

If your child is showing symptoms of issues with their executive function skills, we can help you learn more, and develop a treatment plan that’s appropriate for their personal needs.  

ADHD is a condition that impacts executive functioning skill development. Kids with ADD and ADHD can benefit greatly from targeted executive function coaching to address their development and mastery of these skills. 

But ADHD isn’t the only condition that affects executive function skills, or is appropriate for executive function therapy programs. 

In addition to ADHD, these conditions also have an executive function component, and children with them may benefit from executive function coaching services from The Loop—

  • Autism 

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

  • Tourette syndrome

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Schizophrenia

  • Traumatic brain injury 

In some cases, children who experience anxiety and depression may also benefit from executive function coaching to address the impact of these issues on their brain development and functioning. 

Want to learn more, or ask some specific questions? We’d love to chat! 

Connect with The Loop

How can Chicago students access executive function coaching from The Loop?

When your Chicago private school partners with The Loop, you’ll get exclusive access to our top-quality menu of in-school therapy and learning support services. 

Want to get your school in the loop of the best therapy and educational supports around? Send them our way and we’ll be happy to help walk them through the process of getting started with our team! 

We’re always on the lookout for collaborators who share our mission and vision to deliver the best all-around educational experience to Chicago students in need. 

Interested in getting The Loop in your school? Let’s talk about it! 

Complete our contact form online and we’ll reach out as soon as possible to connect with you and answer your questions. 

Or, shoot us an email at You can also reach us by phone at 773.720.0646. And follow along with us on your favorite social platforms @TheLoopSLL

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