What is Executive Function?
Does your child forget to turn things in? Lose things easily?
Have trouble with staying organized? Struggle with getting started or staying on task?
Many smart kids struggle with executive function skills. Executive function is a set of mental skills that include working memory, flexible thinking, and self-control. Students use these skills every day to learn, work, and manage daily life. Trouble with executive function can make it hard to concentrate, follow directions, stay organized, handle emotions, among other things.
Executive function can we described as “the management system of the brain.” That’s because the skills involved let us set goals, plan, and get things done. When kids struggle with executive function, it impacts them at home, in school, and self esteem can plummet.
We offer informal assessments to determine what skills need to be supported, followed by coaching for students and parents.