Executive Functioning

efExecutive Functioning:

Do you or your child –

  • Have difficulty planning a project in and out of school?
  • Have trouble with time management?
  • Struggle to tell a story?
  • Have difficulty retelling information from memory?
  • Struggle to initiate activities or tasks? Difficulty getting started?
  • Trouble retaining information while doing something?

 

 

If so, you or your child might be exhibiting signs of executive functioning deficits, which can interfere with activities of daily living, academic accomplishments and occupational success.

Executive function deficits are often but not always associated with developmental disorders, including: Verbal and non-verbal language disabilities, Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism/PDD, Attention Deficit Disorders. Difficulties with executive function can surface later in a child’s academic career especially when the demands for independent learning increase (i.e., high school, college, job training, etc).

At Good Talking People, LLC we offer individual and small group instruction (when available) to improve planning, organization, management of time and space. Our approach focuses on teaching concepts and strategies so the client is able to function independently without reliance on another adult.

Clients will learn to:

  • Develop  a “memory for the future” by learning strategies to set and achieve goals
  • Improve awareness skills to enable them to “read a room” so to create an appropriate action plan
  • Learn how to sense the passage of time so to appropriately allocate time and improve time management skills
  • Develop strategies to personalize study skills and management of homework.
  • Create a positive and productive environment to organize homework and personal space.
  • Manage multiple activities including homework, projects and extracurricular activities while still finding “down time”.

Programs are individually developed and are available for children and adults.