EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING

  • Welcome to The Executive Functioning Skills Page!

    We will use this platform to share skills and strategies that we are focusing on throughout the year related to Executive Funcitoning Skills. We are exciting to be working with you this year!

    Scroll down this page to access information about our "Concept of the Week" to know what we are working on currently in small groups as well as a library of resources related to Executive Functioning Skills.

    You can click on the links to the left to find school-specific information about homework, tests and upcoming assignments.  

    You can contact any of us at any time to ask questions or let us know how things are going as that home to school connection is so important! 



    Jill Sengbusch, MA/CCC-SLP EA Middle School Speech Pathologist. jsengbusch@eak12.org

    Sara Cropp, COTA EA Middle School & Immaculate Conception School Occupational Therapist scropp@eak12.org

    Stacey Sonner, MS/CCC-SLP Immaculate Conception School Speech Pathologist ssonner@eak12.org

  • CONCEPT OF THE WEEK: CHUNKING
    This cycle we are working on the concept of chunking, specifically how to break tasks and assignments into steps and manageable chunks.  We will discuss a variety of strategies as well as practicing different activities that require sequening steps/directions in order to be successful.  We will also include how this applies to writing task within the classroom.  

    You can support students at home by helping to break down tasks, things such as household chores, cooking or even wrapping holiday gifts into sequential steps, highlighting the need to do things in a specific order so that your completed task or product is the way you want it. 

     

     

    Chunking Writing Handout 1 

    Chunking Writing Handout 2

     

     

  • Executive Functioning Skills….What Are They?

    Some of you may wonder what Executive Functioning skills are.  The following is a list of each skill area.  To find more info, click on our parent resources.

    Area 1 Self-Understanding/Self-Awareness

    Area 2 Organizational Skills

    Area 3 Time Management 

    Area 4 Emotion Control

    Area 5 Behavior Control

    Area 6 Flexibility 

    Area 7 Initiative

    Area 8 Attention 

    Area 9 Working Memory 

    Area 10 Persistence

     

Parent Resources