What are Cognitive or Executive Function Skills?
Executive Function skills can be described as the CEO of our brain. It is responsible for planning, executing, and carrying out a person’s daily tasks and responsibilities. Many of us, regardless of diagnosis, struggle with this. Perhaps you often feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, have an endless todo list, get distracted easily, or have a hard time finishing what you started.
We offer cognitive coaching for high school and college students, and young adults, helping build skills to navigate and manage day-to-day life at home, at school or college or in social settings.
Symptoms of Executive Function Difficulties may include:
trouble controlling emotions or impulses
problems with starting, organizing, planning, or completing tasks
trouble listening or paying attention
short-term memory issues
inability to multitask or balance tasks
socially inappropriate behavior
inability to learn from past consequences
difficulty solving problems
difficulty learning or processing new information
Problems with executive function may lead to:
poor performance at work or school
problems forming or maintaining relationships
avoidance of difficult tasks
low motivation or loss of interest in activities