Executive functions

According to Harvard University's Center on the Developing Child (2020), executive functions are the mental processes that enable us to
  • plan
  • focus attention
  • remember instructions
  • juggle multiple tasks successfully
  • filter distractions
  • prioritize tasks
  • set and achieve goals
  • and control impulses.

What are some results of executive function coaching?

  • Confidence
  • High self-esteem
  • Brain awareness
  • Emotional regulation
  • Higher engagement
  • Goal achievement
  • Peaceful interactions
  • Effective strategies and systems
  • And many more

 

What are some of the executive functions your child and I might work on together through coaching?

During our coaching relationship, your child and I will hit on a variety of topics but these are some of the most common executive function skills we may work on....

Emotional Regulation

Emotional-regulation allows us to learn about our emotions and how to react to those emotions in a productive, healthy way. 


Self-Awareness

Self-awareness allows us to accurately rate our own reactions and behavior and respond appropriately to different situations, especially situations that might not be our favorite experience.

Inhibition

Inhibition allows us to control our impulsive behaviors and responses while also recreating responses to those behaviors by using attention and reasoning.

Planning and Problem Solving

When we know what our strengths are, we are then able to begin figuring out how we can best plan for different situations, events or activities and how to solve any problems that may arise in our lives.

Non-Verbal Working Memory

Being skilled in non-verbal working memory allows us to use visual imagery while holding things in our mind. This skill can further help us interrupt any negative or anxious thoughts.

Verbal Working Memory

Being skilled in verbal working memory allows us to use positive self-speech which can directly relate to our feelings, emotions and behaviors.

Self-Motivation

Having self-motivation allows us to learn how to motivate ourselves to complete a non preferred task or when there is no immediate gratification.

Goal-Setting

Goal setting is a powerful tool but if we don't know how to use it to our advantage and accurately achieve our goals, we may never experience success.

Time Management

Being able to successfully manage time is a benefit and advantage to almost everything that we do. This can help us achieve our goals, set ourselves up for success and be productive.

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