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13 Exercises to Improve Executive Functioning

Get up and get moving! Exercise is a great way to improve your behavior, and mood and revitalize the mind and body. There are many science-backed reasons why exercise helps boost your mood, increase focus, and reduce stress. Exercise reduces clinical mental health issues by improving brain chemistry and increasing feel-good neurotransmitters. It also increases…

37 Ways To help a Child with Executive Functioning Issues

Executive Functioning and ADHD in the Real World All kids with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) display both problems with how the brain alerts and with executive functioning. However, not all kids with executive functioning difficulties or dysfunction, have ADHD. One’s executive functioning can be impaired for a variety or reasons. When something interferes with a…

Autism and Executive Functioning

Autism and Executive Functioning

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder characterized by difficulties with social skills, repetitive behaviors, limited interests, speech, and nonverbal communication. ASD is on the rise with about 1 in 44 children having autism. People with autism display behaviors that occur along a spectrum with some children having cognitive impairments and others having normal…

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Neurofeedback for Executive Functioning

Your child’s school performance depends on a lot of factors, but having good executive functioning skills is a key factor to achieve good grades, independent problem solving and task completion.   Executive functions are important for success at school and home life because they are a set of mental skills that help one prioritize and plan,…

Executive Functioning and Anxiety

It is hard enough when you struggle with executive functioning but then add in anxiety or depression, then starting or finishing a task becomes ten times as hard. The reality is that most kids and individuals with executive functioning challenges also face anxiety about their inability to be organized and just get stuff done.  What…

Executive Functioning and Writing

Understanding how executive functioning impacts writing is important in helping you support your child with executive functioning challenges, as most kids with EF difficulties struggle with getting their thoughts down on the page. Writing is a very complex process that involves attention, executive functioning, language skills and fine motor skills.  Writing requires the following skills:…

What is Executive Functioning Skills Training?

Is this your typical day… “Hurry, the bus is coming!” “How did you not know this project was due?” “Your room is disgusting.” “I’ve called your name three times, can’t you hear me?” “For the love of God, stop touching your sister!” Are you frustrated, confused, and feel like you don’t know what to do…

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