The good news is, a lot of these activities are things kids love doing anyway. You’ll also learn about how smart applications use games to enhance executive function training.
What’s executive functioning?
Executive functioning skills by age – how to improve
Executive functioning skills activities for 3 to 5 year olds
Having a ‘play plan’ is an advanced way of training executive function. Children decide their role, and what they are going to do, and then commit their plan to paper.
Executive functioning skills activities for 5 to 7 year olds
Fast ForWord online exercises also use matching exercises to build executive functioning skills, for example Whalien Match from Fast ForWord Foundations I. Find out more about the Fast ForWord suite of exercises here.
Executive functioning skills activities for 7 to 12 year olds
The 3 Pronged Approach to improve executive functioning skills
To improve executive functioning, we need to target the cause of executive function problems with a three pronged approach which includes skill building strategies.
If you google “executive function help” you’ll see a lot of strategies (e.g. “keep a schedule” and “use visual aids”).
These are compensatory strategies – they are important, but they do not improve executive functioning and are not a long term solution.
Most health professionals now agree that a three-pronged approach to intervention is most effective, involving a combination of individualised compensatory strategies, learning environment modifications and skill building strategies.
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