What is meant by Executive Functioning?
Executive Functioning skills are the mental processes that allow individuals to plan and organize, control impulses, and regulate emotions, remember instructions, multi-task, organize, filter distractions, and prioritize tasks. Executive Function challenges are often present in children with Anxiety, ADHD, and ASD. Creative Sky Psychology helps children and teens develop skills to set goals, plan and organize in incremental steps, develop tools for self-monitoring, and to improve study skills. When Executive Challenges are present, it can be incredibly difficult to start a task, especially if it is not motivating. Multitasking can also be especially taxing for a child or teen with Executive Functioning challenges, and this becomes apparent in the later school years.
Executive Functioning difficulties often create frustration and emotional difficulties as it can be difficult to meet the expectations at both home and school. Creative Sky helps children and teens break down tasks into manageable blocks depending on the individuals age and developmental level. When children feel successful, they begin to do better.