Executive Functioning


Executive Functioning for Parents

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 7pm CST
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 7pm CST
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 7pm CST

Instructor Shelby Smith

Also read Executive Functioning and Why it Matters in Your Homeschool.


Executive Functioning Skills

Executive Functioning Skills  (EF) are important skills that we must acquire to function in the world as an adult. Many children and adults with different diagnoses have difficulty with executive functioning.  These diagnoses can include: ADHD, ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dementia, and Traumatic Brain Injuries and other Special Needs Diagnosis.

In this 3-part class for parents we Define the following EF Skills

  • Flexible Thinking
  • Emotional Control
  • Impulse Control
  • Organization
  • Task initiation
  • Planning and Prioritizing .
  • Self-Monitoring
  • Working Memory

We will also tips and tools for Executive Functioning Skills Development:

  • Visual schedules
  • Positive Reinforcement
  • Motivation
  • Planners
  • Organizational Techniques
  • Working Memory Exercises
  • Item Lists
  • Self-Emotional Recognition Techniques
  • Flexible seating
  • Slowly introducing differences in schedules to provide flexible thinking
  • Extra transitional times
  • Frequent breaks
  • Timers or alarms during tasks
  • Explicit instruction
  • Organized homework or assignment binder
  • Parent/student contract agreement
  • Clearly defined academic and social expectations


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