Executive Function Skills Therapy
So often we see students who have the potential to do very well in school, but something is getting in the way. Perhaps they have done the homework, but forget to turn it in. Or they understand the information but are not sure how to study for the test to demonstrate their knowledge. Executive function skills deficits manifest in a variety of ways and often affect academic performance. Children with challenges in this area often fall through the cracks and do not get the help they need at school. We work with students to develop skills and habits that will improve their academic performance and allow them to demonstrate their true aptitude.
Our approach goes beyond just skill development to include relationship building and the development of intrinsic motivation to create lasting change in the lives of our clients.
Executive Funciton Skills Therapy
Executive skills are the CEO of your brain. They help you envision a big picture- yourself in a future time and space and knowing what will be expected at that time. These skills are crucial for success in school and life. These skills can be addressed in therapy by building a client's metacognitive skills (thinking about your own thinking), understanding time horizons, and practice planning, organizing, getting started and finishing tasks.
We offer support for executive function skill development by targeting planning and organizational skills, test-taking strategies, time management, and task completion skills.
Disorders Commonly Associated with Executive Function Disorders
ADHD & Executive Functioning Disorder
Specific Language Impairment
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Specific Learning Disability
What do Executive Function Skills Affect?
In-class assignment and homework completion
Time management and planning skills
Ability to sustain attention and focus
Problem solving and planning skills
Test taking abilities
Ability to recall and synthesize information
Flexibility of thinking