Executive functioning is a key term that comes up again and again in the development of a child. Basically, it is a breakdown of the cognitive skills that we need to learn and function. For example, attention, memory, self monitoring, cognitive shifting etc.
With children with ADHD, learning disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder or other disabilities, one or more of executive functioning capabilities tend to be compromised. As parents and educators, we can help children to compensate for these areas of weakness through different strategies or finding accommodations to get the job done!
Today I am sharing an article from the National Center for Learning Disabilities that reviews the importance self monitoring and strategies to help your child develop these skills at home: http://www.ncld.org/types-learning-disabilities/executive-function-disorders/executive-functioning-self-monitoring-checking-independent-living.
Read on and share your thoughts about this with me!
Dr. Liz Matheis
Dr Liz Matheis and her team specialize in assisting children and their families with Anxiety, Autism, AD/HD, Learning Disabilities and Behavioral Struggles