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执行功能支持 at Landmark College

Executive functions (EF) are the cognitive processes that regulate an individual’s ability to sustain self-directed action toward a goal. They include areas of the brain responsible for planning, 认知灵活性, 规则识别, 发起适当的行动, 抑制不当行为, 调节情绪.

What does Executive Function 训练 look like at Landmark College?

学生与老师一对一By the very nature of its infrastructure and operational mission, Landmark College delivers an immersive EF support experience for students who learn differently. Our overall educational and residential model provides EF support in teaching and learning as well as in 学生生活. EF supports are 集成 within Landmark College’s unique approach to: 

  • 学术顾问 as a proactive and student centered model.
  • 指令 as anchored in principles of universal design.
  • 校园经历 that actively promote student self-determination.
  • 第一年学习课程 geared towards metacognitive awareness.
  • 训练 that is individualized and promotes EF skills such as self-management, 组织, 动机, 以及整体的独立性.
  • 转换 从高中到大学再到工作.

How is EF support at Landmark College different from other institutions?

Traditional colleges are not engineered to manage EF challenges in students. 他们缺乏LC的关注, 集成, yet global approach to student learning and operating differences. Learn more about how the college experience at Landmark College compares to those that provide “accommodations” for students seeking EF support.

A common challenge among college students—and of course students at Landmark College—is effective deployment of executive function skills and abilities. Landmark College provides EF support through advising, 训练, 通用设计教学法, 集成技术. 教室外, LC provides EF support through our robust 学生生活 curriculum that includes highly trained residence hall deans (RDs) who understand the challenges related to still-developing EF skills.

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Ways that Landmark College supports executive function challenges

  • Students meet with coaches to develop EF related skills around self-determination and self-advocacy.

    EF 训练 is individualized and promotes EF skills such as self-management, 组织, 动机, 以及整体的独立性.

  • The Landmark College advising model is a hybrid of an advisor-guided and a student-directed proactive approach. The advising curriculum is student-centered and follows a developmental approach.

    顾问 at LC are experts at building students’ self-confidence and self-esteem as a precursor to strategies for academic success.

  • 教师 at LC are content experts and also have expertise in implementing principles of universal design (UD).

    The principles of UD include multiple means of representation of information, 多种参与方式, 以及多种表达方式. These principles provide a range of options and opportunities for teaching and learning, including ways of presenting information so that it is accessible to all students, and assessing learning and mastery through traditional and non-traditional means.

  • EF支持的基石, these courses engage students in activities that promote metacognitive awareness and individual insight into learning. Students learn about neurodiversity and their own strengths and challenges, and strategies for accomplishing academic and non-academic goals.

  • The residence life model at LC is particularly conducive to EF support. RDs and RAs receive extensive training in supporting the EF needs of students.

  • 除了教练服务, LC also offers student support programs that are specifically sensitive to the needs of students with EF challenges. 这些包括 职业生涯的连接, 德雷克学术支持中心咨询服务, 体育运动. While each of these service programs is not focused on EF alone, each is staffed by professionals who understand EF challenges and apply EF-supportive practices.

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