Teaching techniques & activities to bolster executive functions
Executive functions are an essential skillset that are at the heart of our daily activities—we all need them, even when school is not in session. Many people don’t think about executive functions beyond helping individuals organize and carry out academic assignments. Yet, the organized thinking that results in the production of goal driven behaviors and helps individuals through their academic assignments is the same type of thinking that helps them with social problem solving and decision making.
Many students, clients, and patients with social learning challenges have difficulty developing the organizational skills needed to manage increasingly complex expectations of life in upper elementary, middle, and high school and into their adult years. Our organizational abilities emerge from executive functions that are expected to develop with minimal instruction.
Through the Social Thinking Methodology, we break down the executive functioning concept into smaller, teachable units by addressing goal setting, action plans, perspective taking and organization. Explore our most popular executive functioning free resources, livestreams, products, and on demand courses.
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