Executive Functioning

504 for Executive Functioning Helping Your Child Succeed in School

504 for Executive Functioning: Helping Your Child Succeed in School

Executive functioning skills are essential for academic success, but many students struggle with these skills. As a parent, it can be challenging to watch your child struggle with planning, organization, time management, and other executive functioning skills that are necessary for good grades. Fortunately, there are options available to help your child, including a 504 plan. What are Executive Functioning

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11 Ways to Improve Attention and Executive Functioning Through Play

11 Ways to Improve Attention and Executive Functioning Through Play

What is Executive Functioning of the Brain? Executive functions are a set of mental skills controlled by the brain’s frontal lobes that help one organize their thinking and actions for a future action or goal. It is all that we do to get a result. It involves strategic planning and organizational skills that help you see that future goal and

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ADHD vs. EF vs. Dyslexia

ADHD vs. EF vs. Dyslexia

Dyslexia, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Executive Functioning Disorder (EFD) are the three of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders that school-age children suffer from. These cognitive challenges are connected in many ways because most of their symptoms overlap and impact children’s learning. Due to the associated stress, these clinical issues also impact children’s mental health. Processing information slowly or inefficiently

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A group of children practicing yoga exercises to improve executive functioning skills.

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 blood flow to the frontal

Read More »
37 Ways To help a Child with Executive Functioning Issues

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 child’s or person’s focus, they

Read More »
17 Reasons A Child Has Mood Swings

17 Reasons A Child Has Mood Swings

Discover the 17 reasons why children experience mood swings, ranging from common developmental factors to clinical issues. Gain insights into emotional regulation and learn effective strategies to support your child’s mental well-being. Dr. Roseann provides valuable guidance for parents navigating their child’s mood fluctuations.

Read More »
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 or high intelligence along with

Read More »
Neurofeedback session with Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge

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, as well as organize their

Read More »
A girl struggling with executive functioning and anxiety, sitting at a desk with her head in her hands.

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 Are the Key Challenges in

Read More »
A little girl developing executive functioning skills through writing at a table.

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:   Vocabulary  Receptive and expressive

Read More »
504 for Executive Functioning Helping Your Child Succeed in School

504 for Executive Functioning: Helping Your Child Succeed in School

Executive functioning skills are essential for academic success, but many students struggle with these skills. As a parent, it can be challenging to watch your child struggle with planning, organization, time management, and other executive functioning skills that are necessary for good grades. Fortunately, there are options available to help your child, including a 504 plan. What are Executive Functioning

Read More »
11 Ways to Improve Attention and Executive Functioning Through Play

11 Ways to Improve Attention and Executive Functioning Through Play

What is Executive Functioning of the Brain? Executive functions are a set of mental skills controlled by the brain’s frontal lobes that help one organize their thinking and actions for a future action or goal. It is all that we do to get a result. It involves strategic planning and organizational skills that help you see that future goal and

Read More »
ADHD vs. EF vs. Dyslexia

ADHD vs. EF vs. Dyslexia

Dyslexia, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Executive Functioning Disorder (EFD) are the three of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders that school-age children suffer from. These cognitive challenges are connected in many ways because most of their symptoms overlap and impact children’s learning. Due to the associated stress, these clinical issues also impact children’s mental health. Processing information slowly or inefficiently

Read More »
A group of children practicing yoga exercises to improve executive functioning skills.

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 blood flow to the frontal

Read More »
37 Ways To help a Child with Executive Functioning Issues

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 child’s or person’s focus, they

Read More »
17 Reasons A Child Has Mood Swings

17 Reasons A Child Has Mood Swings

Discover the 17 reasons why children experience mood swings, ranging from common developmental factors to clinical issues. Gain insights into emotional regulation and learn effective strategies to support your child’s mental well-being. Dr. Roseann provides valuable guidance for parents navigating their child’s mood fluctuations.

Read More »
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 or high intelligence along with

Read More »
Neurofeedback session with Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge

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, as well as organize their

Read More »
A girl struggling with executive functioning and anxiety, sitting at a desk with her head in her hands.

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 Are the Key Challenges in

Read More »
A little girl developing executive functioning skills through writing at a table.

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:   Vocabulary  Receptive and expressive

Read More »
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