How can I help my child with executive functioning issues?
Children with executive function difficulties can benefit from regular prompts and reminders that will help them meet their goals. Constant reminders can be frustrating for both parties, and can contribute to a child’s negative self-image, but we can get creative with how we supply these reminders. The Child Mind Institute lists a few different methods:
- Writing checklists
- Setting time limits
- Using a planner
- Explaining the rationale behind the action
- Exploring different ways of learning
- Establishing a routine
- Using rewards
In this clip, Dr. Dann shares a common piece of advice she gives parents to help them ensure their kid has everything they need before they leave school for the day, as well as how to reword questions in order to get the specific answer needed from their student.
Find out more about this topic by reading our article Executive Functioning 101.