Are you looking for answers as to why your child struggles with speech sounds, phonemic awareness, reading, writing, organizing, focus, 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, writing a cohesive paragraph, transitioning from one task to another (without a meltdown), or are often forgetful. Perhaps they're delayed with their sounds or they just can't seem to perfect that one sound (often the dreaded R, which I happen to love to treat)?
You've come to the right place and it may be an executive function weakness.
What is an executive function weakness? 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
Plan muscle and motor movements that are timely and precise
Did you know that speech therapists address executive functioning? 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 or email Michelle and for a free consultation. 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
Is directly related to phonemic awareness and sound acquisition
Correlates with reading and spelling success
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.