Executive Functioning Skills Program
Enhancing Executive Functioning: A Comprehensive Training Program for Junior High and High School Students with ADHD.
Unlock the potential of students with ADHD through an effective executive functioning training program. This program combines strategies, activities, and tools to develop and enhance executive functioning skills.
Understanding Executive Functioning:
Unveil the importance of executive functioning skills for academic success and daily life.
Self-Awareness and Goal Setting:
Empower students to identify their strengths and areas for improvement in executive functioning. Guide them in setting realistic and achievable goals related to organisation, time management, and task completion.
Teach essential strategies for organising materials, from utilising binders and folders to implementing colour-coding systems: guide tracking assignments, due dates, and important events.
Impulse Control and Self-Regulation:
Discuss strategies for managing impulsivity, such as deep breaths before responding and using self-talk to pause and think.
Technology and Tools:
Explore digital tools and apps for planning, organisation, and time management.
Mindfulness and Stress Reduction:
Introduce mindfulness practices to improve focus and manage stress. Teach relaxation techniques like deep breathing and progressive muscle relaxation.
Equip students with techniques for effective planning and time management. Teach them to create schedules, use timers, set priorities, and estimate the time needed for tasks and assignments.
Working Memory Enhancement:
Boost working memory with exercises and strategies like visualisation techniques and mnemonic devices.
Task Initiation and Completion:
Empower students to overcome procrastination through methods like the "two-minute rule" and breaking tasks into smaller steps. Emphasise the significance of celebrating progress.
Introduce effective study techniques, including active reading, note-taking, and breaking down study sessions into focused intervals.
Regularly assess students' progress and adjust the training program accordingly. Encourage students to reflect on successes and areas for improvement.