Does this describe your child?
- Struggles with feeling the passage of time or seems to have no sense of time
- Has difficulty getting ready in the morning without constant prompts/reminders
- Appears to lack situational awareness (ability to “read a room”)
- Requires constant supervision to complete non-preferred tasks
- Lacks motivation for anything that is not interesting to him/her
- Over or under-estimates how long homework will take
- Has difficulty transitioning off of video games/computers
- Leaves belongings at various places
- Does homework but forgets to turn it in
- Carries around too much in his/her backpack and never cleans it out
- Cannot do homework without constant supervision
- Becomes upset when asked to do tasks that involve multiple steps
- Takes much longer to do homework then it should actually take
Have you tried the following with no results?
- ADHD/Executive Function Coaching
- Hoping school will address these challenges
- Waiting another school year to see if things improve with maturity
Real help is here!
Executive Function Parent Course is a 5 session course for parents of kids diagnosed with ADHD as well as related challenges (learning differences, Asperger’s, higher-verbal autism).
Executive Function Parent Course includes:
A weekly video lesson you can watch at your convenience.
A weekly live video session with Ryan Wexelblatt, course instructor.
A private, Facebook group that only includes other parents who have taken the course. Access to the course for life!
Executive Function Parent Course Curriculum
Week 1: Shifting from “prompt-dependence” to independence
Learn how to change the way you communicate and use language in order to help your child become less dependent on prompts/reminders and more independent. This will set the foundation for the rest of the strategies you’ll learn!
Week 2: Teaching your child how to “feel” time
Apply a simple strategy to help your child learn how to sense the passage of time as a concrete concept. The strategy you’ll learn can be applied to everything from helping to understand how long homework will take, developing self-monitoring skills, transitioning off of screen time and more.
Week 3: Creating visual “scaffolding”
How to use visuals to help your child improve his/her working memory, complete tasks independently, plan ahead and utilize their future thinking skills.
Week 4: Homework, homework, homework
Getting your child in the habit of writing down homework, teaching how to do homework in an order that provides him/her with more free time, making sure assignments get turned in, working with your child’s teacher(s) who don’t understand executive functioning challenges.
Week 5: Making it all stick
Keeping new habits going