Academic Foundations is an individualized program that introduces students in Grade 7 through postsecondary to key foundational concepts necessary for academic performance. Informed by current cognitive science, the program focuses on both academic skills and noncognitive factors such as procrastination, the science of success, and the nature of ADHD. Students are introduced to information, resources, strategies, and tools that will help them navigate the academic curriculum and enhance their learning, and organizational and study skills.

Students engage in conversation about the science of learning, the basics of human cognitive processes, and strategies for effective learning. This information is particularly helpful for those students with executive functioning challenges.

Sessions may include conversations on:

  • Mindset
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Goal setting
  • Motivation
  • Academic procrastination
  • Executive functions
  • Study skills
  • Reading, writing and note-taking skills
  • Time management
  • Misunderstandings about learning

The number of sessions varies depending on client need and an individualized agenda is created for each student.

Students with self-regulation challenges may find it helpful to follow this program with Evoke Facilitated Focus mentoring support during the school year to allow the student to apply what they have learned and move theory into practice.