The EFCS is a valuable resource for assessing executive functioning skills and for defining specific
remedial approaches. Designed by Dr. Erica Warren, this screener identifies the likelihood of an
executive functioning disorder and also provides insights into specific executive functioning skills
across the domains of working memory, inhibitory control, cognitive flexibility, and higher-level
executive functions. A detailed report provides visual data, explanations, and remedial resources,
while an online, user dashboard provides group analytics and greater insight into each learner's
unique challenges. Finally, for those who want to learn more about executive functioning, we also
offer a rich array of training videos, podcasts, and handouts.
Our goal is to assist individuals, educators, clinicians, and coaches in understanding and addressing the challenges related to executive functioning skills and determining if formal testing, cognitive remediation, or coaching is needed. By doing so, we aim to enhance overall functioning and success in various aspects of life, including education, work, and daily tasks.
The screener is suitable for learners aged 5-8 (EFCS Junior) and those 9 & above (EFCS). Young learners and those with learning challenges should have adult assistance for clarification during the screening, however, adults should not answer items on the learner's behalf.
Parents can fill out the EFCS Junior for their children. However, if they choose to take the EFCS, their children should also take it individually for accurate triangulation. This approach is beneficial as parents might identify challenges that children themselves might not notice or express.
Teachers with in-depth knowledge of a student's behavior and performance can also complete the EFCS Junior or EFCS on the student's behalf. This complements the student's self-assessment, allowing teachers to pinpoint specific challenges observed in the classroom.
Professionals who know a student well can also fill out the EFCS Junior or EFCS. Their distinct viewpoint offers extra insight, identifying specific challenges seen in individual sessions, and can either supplement or validate the student's own assessment.
With years of in-practice testing, a thorough literature review, and attention to current EF diagnostic criteria, the EFCS is a simple, reliable tool that supports student learning.
Gain a deeper understanding of each student's unique executive functioning capabilities. Then create and deliver lessons and academic support with confidence.
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Adapt teaching methods to accommodate the needs of the classroom. Then tailor remedial support individually or in groups to address the specific needs of each student.
Once the screeners have been completed, a comprehensive yet user-friendly online dashboard allows you to review both individual and group results. Data are compared across schools, classes, or selected individuals, identifying trends and correlations. This provides insight into group needs and the specific needs of individual outliers.
Click the buttons below to view a sample report and an overview of the user dashboard.
The EFCS Junior is designed specifically for young learners aged 5-8, as well as for individuals with significant developmental delays. Additionally, the screener items have been carefully reworded and adapted to be more appropriate and relatable for children in this age group. It is intended to be taken by an adult or adults who are closely involved with the child's care and development. In contrast, the EFCS is tailored for learners aged 9 and above. This assessment can be completed by the learner themselves. Additionally, a parent, teacher, or other professional can also take the EFCS on behalf of a student to gain additional insights into their learning and development.
I am the principal of a middle school and we introduced the EFCS during our summer program. It has transformed the way we approach executive functioning in our students. The in-depth analysis it provides has allowed us to identify specific areas where individual students need help, and the practical strategies suggested by the platform have been invaluable. EFCS is definitely a game changer!.- Laura R., Middle School Principal
" As a private educational therapist, the EFCS has become an essential tool in my practice. The screener is easy to use and the results are insightful. It has guided me in providing targeted strategies to my students, which they have found tremendously beneficial. I highly recommend EFCS to any professional in the field!"- Dr. Ben M., Educational Therapist
I'm an occupational therapist and I've found the EFCS to be an indispensable resource. The research-based approach of the EFCS gives me confidence that I'm providing my student clients with a reliable resource. The user-friendly interface makes it easy to implement, and the comprehensive screening report provides a clear direction for creating personalized intervention strategies. EFCS has quickly become a cornerstone of my consulting practice.- Anna J., Education Consultant
As a special education teacher, I've struggled to find a comprehensive and reliable tool for screening executive functioning... until I found EFCS. The screener's detailed assessments have allowed us to better understand the unique needs of each student and develop tailored support strategies. The improvements we've seen in our students' executive functioning skills have been significant.- Mike T., Special Ed Teacher
As an tutor with a packed schedule, EFCS has been a lifesaver. It has streamlined my intake, making it easier and faster to identify executive functioning issues in my learners. The recommendations it provides have proven very effective in my approach. My students have shown significant improvement in managing their tasks and behaviors. Kudos to the EFCS team for this amazing tool!- Fiona C., Occupational Therapist
As a homeschooling parent, I found the EFCS to be a valuable asset. It has provided me with a clear understanding of my children's executive functioning skills and areas where they need support.