Executive Function

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Executive function skills is a term used to describe difficulties associated with goal setting, carrying out organized steps and modifying a plan to complete a task successfully and understanding time and time management.

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

 

 

At Good Talking People LLC we offer individual therapy where clients will learn to:

  • Improve Nonverbal Working Memory as the foundation for all other skills
  • Facilitate growth in situational awareness to enable one to “read a room” so to create and appropriate action plan
  • Develop a “memory for the future” by learning strategies to set and achieve goals
  • Learn how to sense the passage of time and identify “time robbers” so to appropriately allocate time and improve time management kills
  • Manage multiple activities including homework, projects and extracurricular activities while still finding “down time” through planning and organization strategies

Programs will focus on developing strategies for improving attention, memory, initiation, impulse control, organization, planning, time management and metacognitive problem solving skills that relate to language based tasks, and activities of daily living and academic success. Sessions will be designed specifically for each individual’s needs.

Individual Executive Function Therapy

Individual sessions are available in 30, 45 or 60-minute sessions, specifically created for more targeted goals and specific support to help build situational awareness, future thinking, time management, planning and organizational skills, project planning and managing. Self regulation and problem solving skills. Programs for school aged, middle and high school students as well as college students and adults. 

EF Prep

An intense program designed to address Executive Function skills for students from elementary school through college. EF Prep will focus on developing strategies for improving nonverbal working memory as the foundation for all other skills, facilitate growth in situational awareness to enable one to “read a room” to create an appropriate action plan, develop a “memory for the future” by learning strategies to set and achieve goals, learn how to sense the passage of time and identify “time robbers” so to appropriately allocate time and improve time management skills, and manage multiple activities including homework, projects and extracurricular activities while still finding “down time” through planning and organization strategies.

Social Learning programs are largely based on the Social Thinking® teaching framework created by Michelle Garcia Winner. For more information visit her website at www.socialthinking.com.

This program, including its teacher or leader, is not affiliated with, nor has it been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by Michelle Garcia Winner and Think Social Publishing, Inc