Executive Function skills are the bridge between an individual’s potential and what they are able to achieve.
At Cognitive & Behavioral Consultants, our clinicians utilize empirically-based approaches to address concerns regarding weaknesses in executive functioning and self-regulation skills. Executive functioning coaching is available for students in late elementary school through adulthood. Sessions can focus on acute stressors, such as preparing for finals or teaching long-term skills to be used in daily life.
Executive function skills are essential self-regulation skills that help individuals accomplish daily tasks. We use these skills to set goals, plan ways to accomplish our goals, navigate and assess our progress along the path to completing the goal, regulate our emotions, and adjust our plan if necessary. These skills are the bridge between an individual’s potential and what they are able to achieve. Variations in these skills have the capacity to interfere with a student’s capacity to show others the extent of their knowledge. Because these skills play a crucial role in most aspects of life, weaknesses in executive function skills can impact an individual’s ability to achieve across all aspects of their lives.
Executive function skills slowly begin to develop during infancy and continue into early adulthood. As children, we build these skills through interacting and engaging with our world. Some of these skills include planning, organizing, time management, thinking flexibly, using working memory, controlling impulses, filtering distractions, and focusing on tasks. While executive function skills begin to develop during early childhood, problems with executive functioning often do not become apparent until late elementary and middle school, when the demands for working independently start to increase. Weaknesses in executive functioning can impact individuals in different ways.
For students, challenges often include:
For adults, common concerns include:
Please contact our Director of Intake Services at 212-595-9559 (ext.5) or 914-385-1150 (ext.1), or fill out the form above, with any questions regarding eligibility, for further information, or to make a referral. If you are a current patient at CBC, please speak to your individual therapist to see how this group may be of added benefit to you.