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SOARExecutive Function Intervention





Set goals, Organize, Ask Questions, Record your progress

Executive function and self-regulation skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully.

-Harvard Center on the Developing Child


"Just as an air traffic control system at a busy airport safely manages the arrivals and departures of many aircraft on multiple runways, the brain needs this skill set to filter distractions, prioritize tasks, set and achieve goals, and control impulses".


Students who struggle with executive functioning skills often have difficulty following multi-step directions, organizing their materials, and setting realistic goals.  


The SOAR Study Skills curriculum is a research-based intervention using step-by-step programming to teach students to improve their adaptive and organizational skills for school and life. 


Organized into a series of lessons, SOAR can be administered in once per week group sessions.  

Getting Started

Here is one model to use when initiating a SOAR intervention:







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Create a Sensory Room

Tools to Evaluate Executive Function

Here are some printables and techniques to outline which supports to use for which students. 


Executive Functioning Teacher Tips

Here are tips to use in the classroom with students




  • Have students use Cornell Note taking to use symbols to represent details in note taking.


  • Post objectives.  Have students complete student-lead conferences to identify what they are learning and why. Use SWBAT to communicate goals


  • Help students to improve upon short term memory deficits by making the information presented !. Relevant, 2. Pneumonic / Chunked

2010 - present

2010 - present

Set up the Room 

Set the Rules


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