strategies to improve executive functioning

5 of the Most Effective Strategies to Improve Executive Functioning

A Word from an Expert

Looking for strategies to improve Executive Functioning? First, consider what Lindsey Wander, Founder and CEO of WorldWise Tutoring, says:

“I have been in the education field for over 15 years, working with students of all ages and abilities. Over and over as an educator, I have discovered that the limiting factor was not students’ capacity to learn, but their ability to monitor, identify, and break down the specific tasks required for completion. I thus began to develop and implement techniques to help students to better plan, organize, manage time, pay attention, and process information. Incorporating these strategies has improved their confidence and independence, launched their academic success, and improved the quality of their time and relationships. I would like to share some of the most effective strategies.”

Executive Functions

Still not sure what Executive Functions are? Some common Executive Functions include:

  • Self-awareness
  • Emotional self-regulation
  • Impulse control
  • Observation
  • Focus
  • Verbal & non-verbal working memory
  • Flexible thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Self-motivation
  • Planning & Prioritizing
  • Organization
  • Task initiation
  • Time management
  • Defining & achieving goals

Whether a person has been diagnosed with Executive Functioning issues or not, we could all benefit from strategies to help us improve our working memory, flexible thinking, & self-control. These strategies also help with our ability to focus, follow directions, & handle emotions. Building these strengths will help us in school, work, and beyond!

Keep in Mind:

Lindsey urges you to remember:

Executive functioning abilities do not develop all at once, but rather build upon each other. By helping school-aged children learn these simple skills, we are building a foundation upon which they can layer more tasks and responsibilities. Then they can grow to become more confident, independent learners who are better able to engage in goal-directed action and accomplish long-term objectives.”

Click here for Lindsey’s Top 5 Recommended Strategies to Help Students with Executive Functioning.

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