Are you looking for answers as to why your child struggles with focus, working memory, self regulation, planning and time management? Perhaps you've noticed your child can't stand losing at a game. Maybe you've received phone calls or teacher emails that your child isn't keeping up in class. Or they have difficulty following directions, transitioning from one task to another (without a meltdown), or are often forgetful. Maybe they've suffered a head injury from a sport and are having trouble with school and home life.
You've come to the right place! The answer may be Executive Function Disorder.
WHAT IS EXECUTIVE FUNCTION DISORDER (EFD)? The ability of our brains to:
Concentrate and focus
Switch our focus
Use appropriate self regulation and self control
Make appropriate decisions
Aquire and apply new knowledge:Learn from the world around us all day, everyday
Did you know that speech therapists address EFD? Most people don't! We are like little brain specialists that can help our patients and families identify these difficulties and work together to remedy them.
If you're looking for fun, executive function activities for your child and want to set them up for success, call Michelle and set up an evaluation. You've got nothing to lose and will feel much better knowing you helped your child build those executive functions.
ARTICULATION/PHONOLOGICAL/LANGUAGE EVALUATION AND TREATMENT Executive functions are also directly connected to speech and language development. Why?
Reflects academic and social success
Improves critical thinking skills
Articulation and Phonological development requires intricate motor execution, which develops in a cohesive and almost parallel manner to executive function skills
Want to know more? Let's connect. If you're concerned about developmental delays for your child's speech or language, a speech evaluation is the best place to begin.