Understanding Executive Function
Don’t need the CPD points? Click here to do this course at a reduced price! Executive function skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. When children have opportunities to develop executive function skills, individuals and society experience lifelong benefits. These skills are crucial […]
Don’t need the CPD points? Click here to do this course at a reduced price!
Executive function skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. When children have opportunities to develop executive function skills, individuals and society experience lifelong benefits. These skills are crucial for learning and development. They also enable positive behaviour and allow us to make healthy choices for ourselves and our families. Children aren’t born with these skills—they are born with the potential to develop them. Some children may need more support than others to develop these skills. Some aspects that could affect executive functions are ADHD, ASD, dyslexia as well as other permanent (foetal alcohol syndrome, cerebral palsy) or temporary (stress, medications) causes. Learn more about executive functions in this comprehensive, internationally accredited course. Learn what my cause executive dysfunction, how to develop executive functions, as well as how to aid people who are struggling with them.
This module discusses in details what basic cognitive processes are, as well as higher executive functions. We also take a look at executive functions in action for a clearer picture of what they are and do.
Executive dysfunction is also discussed.
Symptoms of executive dysfunction are discussed in great detail. Symptoms are broken up into age categories as well as locations (home, work).
The different causes of executive dysfunction are discussed. We take a look at the permanent as well as temporary causes of executive dysfunction.
General symptoms of executive dysfunction are discussed, as well as how they relate to ADHD, ASD, dyslexia, anxiety, stress, and depression.
The diagnosis of executive dysfunction is discussed in great detail. The different tests for different ages are discussed. What they are called, what they test, why the skill they are testing is important as well as how the test works.
Treatment options for executive dysfunction take the highlight here. Learn more about medications used, interventions as well as the professionals who may help you on your path.
Strategies to enhance and practise executive functions skills with children from infancy to adolescence are discussed in detail. Examples of games to play are given for ages ranging from 6 months until adolescence.
This module contains strategies you may use to cope with executive dysfunction. Strategies are for children as well as adults and are location specific as well, e.g., home, school, work. This module also discusses time blindness.
This module gives a quick overview of how certain instances of executive dysfunction may be prevented.