Does your child have Executive Functioning challenges? Are you looking for free resources to help you understand what Executive Functioning is and how you can help your child build executive functioning skills?
Understood.org says that executive functioning can be described as “the management system of the brain.” This is a good umbrella way of thinking about the executive functions. To get more specific, executive functions generally include the following skills: impulse control, emotional control, flexible thinking, working memory, self-monitoring, planning and prioritizing, task initiation and organization.
As you can see, the executive functions are very important to our ability to get things done. If your child struggles with focus, organization, time management, homework, starting & completing tasks, remembering details, or emotional regulation, your child probably struggle with executive functioning.
To help your child build their executive function muscle, attend Seth Perler’s event on August 21, 22 and 23 called The Executive Function Online Summit. It is a free event featuring experts like Dr. Ross Greene, Dr. Sharon Saline, Brandon Meehan, Jessica McCabe and many others.
Register for the event here.
If your child struggles with executive functioning skills, does their IEP include goals to help them build the executive function muscle? Contact me with questions on your child’s IEP.