Executive Function is an umbrella term in neuroscience to describe the neurological processes involving organization and self-regulation. Executive Function takes time to fully develop, and it develops at different rates in different children. Moreover, the prefrontal cortex of the human brain is constantly growing and changing in young children as well as adolescents.
The Highlands School program helps students develop EF skills (like time management, notetaking, and active listening) through direct instruction and classroom strategies. The school is widely recognized as a regional resource by professionals, parents, and educators. Our ability to offer individualized instruction to more than 100 students each school year draws families from a large geographical area including Harford, Cecil, and Baltimore Counties, Baltimore City, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.