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Building Executive Functions for Academic Success Training

BEFAST is a school-based program designed to build and support skills essential to students’ academic success and school engagement. The program focuses on improving cognitive skills (e.g., working memory, executive function, and attention) that are predictive of academic performance utilizing iPad-based cognitive training programs. Additionally, the BEFAST program integrates a life skills/professional development component; this aspect of the program is designed to support students’ social/emotional growth and their professional aspirations.