Executive Functioning Skills Group
Have you ever wondered how we go about focusing, performing a task on time, making decisions, planning activity/task and remembering information? These are basically skills regulated by the brain. Executive Functioning skills form an essential cognitive process needed by all individuals, including children and adults, for our day-to-day learning and functioning in life. These skills also affect a person’s behaviour and his/her ability to organize, made decisions, problem-solving and adapt to changes and regulating emotions.
Executive skills are grouped into two broad categories that include “cool” executive skills exclusive for planning, organizing, task monitoring and working memory and “hot” executive skills for self-monitoring, emotional control and inhibition. These two sets of skills help us identify individual profiles and the individual’s specific needs (Castellanos et al, 2006; Nigg & Casey, 2005.) They influence an individual’s behavioural and emotional functioning and how we go about doing things on a day-to-day basis. Common conditions associated with poor executive functioning include developmental disorders, changes in physical health, psychiatric problems, and stress.
Our Executive Functioning Skills group provides support for students who need more targeted help to boost the core executive functioning skills, develop more efficient routines, manage the daily workload and become independent learners.