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Executive Functioning

At its simplest, “executive functioning” is our brain’s Chief Organizational Officer. It determines schedules, allots an appropriate amount of time for tasks, sets goals and plans, follows through on commitments and manages time effectively. When this area is impaired, it may be challenging to handle daily responsibilities, adapt to changes, and live a productive life.

Executive functioning has nothing to do with IQ or how much a person knows, but rather how someone can take what they know and put it into action. Impairments with executive functioning can make day-to-day life challenging. There is a disconnect between what the person knows and what they can accomplish. Someone with executive function challenges may experience difficulty with any of the following areas.<br /> <br /> Initiation<br /> Inhibition<br /> Shifting<br /> Planning<br /> Organization<br /> Self-monitoring<br /> Speed of processing<br /> Insight and awareness<br /> Mental flexibility<br /> Emotional control<br /> Working memory<br /> Time awareness<br /> Task management<br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp;

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Depending on the goals you wish to accomplish and the learning pace that is most comfortable for you, we will arm you with the evidence-based strategies, proven skills and ample support you need to feel more organized, prepared and effective. Therapy strategies may range from recommendations for specific tools (such as timers or planners), one-on-one brainstorming and problem-solving to address concerns, therapeutic activities as well as computer trials or worksheets to help strengthen cognitive and executive functions like attention, memory, and planning.