Developing Skills for Life-Long Success

Discover Executive Functioning Intervention Strategies

Executive Functioning interventions are the strategies educators, parents, and clinicians can utilize to develop Executive Function skills for children of all ages. With a primary focus on early childhood, Reflection Sciences has resources to effectively facilitate Executive Function development, including our evidence-based Intervention Guide and a library of Executive Functioning activities and Executive Functioning games that can be used to integrate Executive Function training in a variety of environments.

Why Reflection Sciences

Anyone with limited training can administer the MEFS App
The MEFS App can be given to students before they even begin in your classroom
The MEFS App does not require weeks of observation
The MEFS App provides new and important data to help teachers better meet the needs of their students

Intervention Today, Independence Tomorrow

Executive Function has less to do with possessing intellectual knowledge than it does with being able to use knowledge purposefully and put it into practice in everyday scenarios. Children with good Executive Function skills, who can pay attention and reflect on what they are learning, acquire academic content more easily and are more likely to remember that content when they need it. Executive Function measured in childhood has been proven to predict school readiness, academic achievement, and educational attainment, as well as career success, health, wealth, and well-being in adulthood. By providing Executive Functioning interventions for disruptive behavior disorders in children, parents and educators can help ensure child success in the future.

Take Action for Young Learners

Reflection Sciences’ Intervention Guide offers educators and parents effective, evidence-based ways to promote the healthy development of Executive Function skills in children, from early through middle childhood.

Written by our Co-founder, Dr. Phil Zelazo, a leading expert in developmental cognitive neuroscience and early education, the Intervention Guide – Early Childhood Version includes background information about Executive Function and early brain development, as well as best practices for Executive Functioning interventions. Readers are taught how to structure engaging activities that help children practice and develop their reflection skills in the classroom and in other everyday settings. Contents include Executive Functioning games and Executive Functioning activities designed for children; ways to embed Executive Function training into academic curricula; mindfulness practices for children; and ways of engaging families in the cultivation of children’s Executive Function skills.

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The Intervention Guide – Middle Childhood Version, written by Professional Development Specialist and Developmental Psychologist Dr. Lisa White, links the development of Executive Function in the middle childhood years to the arts, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Readers are provided with general strategies to help children exercise their Executive Function skills, as well as Executive Functioning games and Executive Functioning activities to promote skills in the classroom or at home.

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Kiko's Thinking Time Games, by Kiko Labs

Kiko Labs worked with neuroscientists from the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard to develop Kiko's Thinking Time, an adaptive training program for early learners, aged 3 to 7. Kiko's Thinking Time uses a suite of activities to target skills foundational to cognitive learning: executive function, reasoning, and spatial skills.


Cognitive Skill-Building

Kiko's Thinking Time Games were developed from a large body of scientific research. Each game is based on a neuropsychological task that is known to have cognitive benefits in lab studies. Kiko Labs turned these tasks into engaging games that children love to play.

Challenging, not Frustrating

Children try to help Kiko the fox get to the treasure. Along the way, they complete a series of fun exercises that require use of executive function, reasoning, and spatial skills. Kiko's Thinking Time is unique in that each game adapts to and progresses with each child's ability, keeping them challenged, but not frustrated.

Track Progress Over Time

Kiko's Thinking Time keeps track of each child's performance, allowing their parents and teachers to track their progress over time, measure improvement, and compare their cognitive abilities to those of their peers.

Understand, Measure, & Improve the true predictor of academic and life success.