Category: Resources for Families

Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes

This article is part of our weekly series Executive Function Tips for Families. This activity offers your child the opportunity to practice key executive function skills, such as following instructions, controlling reactions, and recalling information. Objective: Would you like for your child to get better at following directions? If so, then take a look at…

Let’s Have A Scavenger Hunt

This article is part of our weekly series Executive Function Tips for Families. This activity will give your child the opportunity to work on mindful concentration, which will help them learn how to remember rules, stay focused, and use flexible thinking.  Objective Are you looking for a fun way to help your child work on…

Executive Functioning (EF) and Achievement in Kids with ADHD

Understanding a child’s ability to learn, control their behavior, and have healthy relationships is important! Read on to learn about what researchers found when they looked at EF skills and achievement in children who have ADHD. This article is part of our weekly series, Executive Function Tips for Families. Before We Begin: This article explains…

Make A Play Plan

Are you looking for a way to help your child make plans and reach goals at home? Then let’s plan to have some fun! Today, we will give your child the opportunity to think about their interests, practice planning, and stay focused on a goal.  This article is part of our weekly series Executive Function…

Measuring Your Child’s Executive Function: What Families Needs to Know

If you want to measure your child’s executive function, or your school or doctor is recommending an executive function evaluation, this post is for you. Here you will learn about 3 common ways to measure executive function and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Before We Begin: This article explains a scientific paper that analyzes…

Kids in the Kitchen

This article is part of our weekly series, Executive Function Tips for Families. Today, we’re creating memories as we expand self-control and working memory skills while we mix, stir, or pour in the kitchen!   Are you looking for a fun way to work on following directions and taking turns with your child? Then let’s stir…