These skills are part of higher-level cognitive processes and can be hard to asses. Executive function can cause children and teens to struggle with complex skills during daily activities including:
Strengthening executive functioning skills can be challenging because children need to use many brain pathways for these skills in a variety of environments and situations. Executive functions differ from concrete skills such as teaching your child to write their name because of the large number of skills or “functions” this brain area manages.
The WISE Family has developed strategic methods that utilize many neural pathways in the frontal lobe, the area responsible for this function, to strengthen these skills in a series of intensive lessons and can be practiced at home.
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