At Pinnacle, our students' programs include both individual and group Executive Functions (EF) counseling designed to unlock their potential. The goal of these sessions is to provide students with the skills they need to be successful both in and out of the classroom. Our psychologists and special education teachers work closely with students to identify areas of personal strength and weakness and to provide them with the tools necessary to remediate and compensate for areas of weakness. Our EF program utilizes a variety of resources to help students develop their EF skills, including work by Peg Dawson, Richard Guare, Lynn Meltzer, and ResearchILD’s SMARTS Executive Function curriculum.

Targeted areas include:

  • Planning, Prioritizing, Organization, & Time Management
  • Task Initiation
  • Shifting & Sustaining Attention
  • Perseverance & Persistence
  • Working Memory
  • Cognitive Flexibility
  • Self Regulation
  • Response Inhibition & Emotional Control
  • Metacognition