Children with learning difficulties commonly have executive functioning issues. When children have difficulties with executive functioning, any task requiring planning, organization, memory, time management and flexible thinking becomes a huge challenge.
Executive functioning: Group of 3 skills (working memory, cognitive flexibility, inhibitory control) that enables children to manage their thoughts, actions, and emotions in order to get things done. In addition, it helps children with planning skills, time management skills, and organization skills.
Daily living requires us to:
- Keep track of time
- Make plans
- Complete tasks in a timely manner
- Seek for help when needed and organise ideation
Executive function skills crucial for learning and development:
- Impulse control
- Emotional control
- Working memory
- Planning and prioritizing
- Task initiation
Good executive functioning enables children to develop positive behaviour and cultivate healthy choices for themselves and their surroundings. Our executive functioning skills building program incorporates various entertaining brain training activities to improve the child’s working memory, quicker processing speed, flexible thinking, and longer attention-span.