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Executive Functioning: Problems and Solutions
Transcript of Executive Functioning: Problems and Solutions
Problems and Solutions
Poor self awareness
Difficulties with self regulation
Difficulties arriving on time for social gatherings
Problems planning events
Difficulties engaging in-group dynamics
Struggles with recalling people's names
Problems arriving on time for family gatherings
Difficulties finding items
Struggles with maintaining an organized space
Problems regulating emotions with family members
Difficulties recording assignments
Problems initiating schoolwork
Struggles with locating handouts and homework
Forgetting to submit completed assignments
Problems maintaining organized materials and space
Trouble keeping appointments
Problems encoding information
Holding and manipulating data
Difficulties retrieving information
Connecting new concepts to prior knowledge
Problems sustaining attention
Difficulties shifting focus
Poor goal directed persistence
Slow processing speed
Difficulty maintaining motivation
Poor goal directed persistence
Problems curbing frustration
Difficulty maintaining a positive attitude
Struggles with controlling anxiety
Meditation and mindfulness training
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive remediation in areas such as working memory and emotional regulation
Individual or family therapy
Structured and routine oriented lifestyle
Use of planners, a PDA (such as a smart phone or computer) or hiring a personal assistant
Problems maintaining stamina on projects
Difficulties organizing materials
Struggles to keep appointments
Problems finding materials
Difficulties arriving to work on time
1. Create a structured daily routine
2. Set priorities
3. Generate a homework plan
4. Break large assignments into manageable chunks
5. Make to do checklists
6. Teach study skills
7. Illustrate note-taking skills
8. Demonstrate time management skills by breaking large assignments into manageable chunks with numerous deadlines
9. Teach test taking strategies
10. Demonstrate memory strategies
11. Help student motivation by offering incentives and positive reinforcement
12. Create and use graphic organizers for writing
13. Teach metacognitive skills by thinking through the process aloud
14. Use technology such as a smart phone to create reminders
Where Can I Acquire Ready Made Materials?
To help with strategies and more, Dr. Warren created a 116-page publication that offers methods and materials that structure, guide, and support students in the areas of time management, planning and organization (executive functioning skills). This comprehensive document includes agendas, questionnaires, checklists, as well as graphic organizers for writing and test preparation. You will also find advice and materials in the areas of reading, math, memory, motivation, setting priorities and creating incentives programs. These materials were all created over a 10 year period for Dr. Warren's private practice. What’s more, the materials accommodate learners of all ages from elementary to college. Come get a free sample assessment from the publication, as well as view a free video on executive functioning.
Go to: http://bit.ly/1f3HHni
Academic Tools for Success
Copyright 2014 Dr. Erica Warren Blog: http://learningspecialistmaterials.blogspot.com
Websites: http://goodsensorylearning.com/ & http://dyslexiamaterials.com
The command and control center of the brain.
The conductor of cognitive skills.
The cognitive process that connects learned experiences with present actions.
The place that encodes, retrieves and manipulates information.