Improving Skills

What is Executive
Function You Might Ask…

Executive function is one of the greatest indicators of your child’s success and happiness in life. It plays a critical role in every aspect of school, friendship, home and life.

Executive functions are mental skills that enable us to plan, focus attention, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. They allow us to filter distractions, prioritize tasks, set and achieve goals, and control impulses.


Executive function is comprised of three primary components:


Organizing & Prioritizing

Create meaningful structure to order parts into a cohesive whole and then ordering those parts based on relative importance.


Working Memory

Ability to remember information, mentally manipulate it and then use it functionally.


Cognitive Flexibility

Flexible thinking, ability to shift and think about things from different perspectives, flexible problem solving and adapting to changing demands.


Inhibition Control

Self-control, ability to resist temptation, ignore distraction and not act impulsively.

Understanding executive function can help you understand the areas your child may require some assistance in; to provide room for growth within their personal social and intellectual functioning and will allow you to build those areas while strengthening these skills.

Helping your child to become more engaged and connected, while also supporting parents in their own growth journey.


What is neurodiversity?

Neurodiversity is the idea that we all experience and interact with the world in different ways. It is the understand that there isn’t a “right” or “wrong” way of thinking. These differences in learning should not be viewed as deficits but differences.

Helping your child to become more engaged and connected, while also supporting parents in their own growth journey.

Here are some examples of what executive function challenges look like in kids:

  • Resistance to non-preferred tasks (homework)
  • Acting impulsively without thinking and not considering consequences
  • Difficulty with planning skills (future thinking)
  • Difficulty sensing the passage of time
  • Challenges with “big picture” thinking
  • Remembering details but struggling with summarizing (reading comprehension)
  • Difficulty recalling past performance and emotions
  • Difficulty with organization, school backpack is often messy
  • Challenges monitoring themselves and their schedule
  • Struggling to focus during unstructured study or exploration
  • Explosive or combative when ending device or game time
  • Difficulty differentiating between “small problems” and “big problems”
  • Dwells on the negative and has trouble letting go of things that bother them
  • Difficulty understanding social cues or “reading their environment”
  • Challenges in engaging in conversation, conversations tend to be one-sided, often talking at people rather than with people about their interests
  • Lacking the understanding of how they are perceived by others
  • Difficulty understanding the thoughts and feelings of others
  • Mistaking being “bullied” as not recognizing how their actions elicit negative reactions from peers
  • Maintaining friendships can be problematic
  • Labels other kids as “annoying” or weird not realizing that they are perceived the same way
  • Displays self deprecation in hopes of eliciting sympathy
  • Challenges with flexibility; transitions and routine changes can be hard; averse to the unfamiliar
  • Resistance to solving challenges and looks to others for solutions
  • Does not realize how the tone of their voice can sound to others
  • Spends more time arguing about doing a task than the task actually takes

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