Executive Functioning Skills for the Middle and High School Student (ages 11+)

Pardon the construction dust! Please be aware that a designated caregiver has to stay on site until we receive the city permit for drop offs. Once we receive city approval, we will notify you that you can now drop off your child. You will have to sign off on this during registration.

Ages: 11-14

Instructor: Heather DeGeorge Founder of: Illuminat-ed

Price: this is a 5-week class that costs $100 ($90 each additional sibling). Drop-in: no. Rolling enrollment: no. Please note the meeting dates below.

Description: This course will help students better identify their areas of strength and weakness--and focuses on using strengths to accommodate weaknesses. We will cover the following executive function areas, explaining each one with examples:

  • Planning/prioritizing (with understanding of "important" vs. "urgent”)

  • Organization

  • Task initiation

  • Self-monitoring

  • Time management

  • Self control

  • Flexibility

  • Working memory

  • Perseverance

  • Attention

Each of these will be explained and an example given. Students will keep an inventory of skills they are strong in and skills they are not so strong in. They will have homework that will require parent involvement and input to help students find new ways to accommodate their weaknesses by using their strengths in the context of their own world. This homework is a way to help them build self-advocacy skills.

*We have reserved the hour of 12PM to 1PM to be open to enrolled students for a lunch space. Families are welcome to bring a lunch, socialize and play before class during that time, but are responsible for supervising their own children.

Dates (no open house free class because this is already low cost and is not conducive to a trial): Saturdays, 11:00AM-12:00PM For 50 minutes.

1-Saturday, October 12, 2019, 11:00AM-12:00PM

2-Saturday, October 19, 2019, 11:00AM-12:00PM

No Class October 26th

3-Saturday, November 2, 2019, 11:00AM-12:00PM

4-Saturday, November 9, 2019, 11:00AM-12:00PM

5-Saturday, November 16, 2019, 11:00AM-12:00PM

Please note, there is no class on: October 26th, 2019

Required skills:

  • Ability to behave in such a way as to not negatively impact the experience of others in a group setting such as respectful turn taking with speech

  • Able to pay attention.

Cancellations/Inclement weather: If we cancel in the event of a teacher illness or inclement weather, class will be cancelled, and the class fee will be refunded for that lesson. We will follow Chicago Public Schools school closing decisions. There will be no refund for enrolling if you wish to withdraw before the end of the class.

Price Does Not Include:

  • We accept checks and prefer that form of payment. There is a $25 bounced check fee.

  • If you choose to pay with a credit card, we will have to charge you a $5-$10 credit card processing fee.

Food: no food during class, water is fine. Please note, no nuts or chocolate on premises. 

Seats Available: 15