Executive functioning weaknesses are common in children with ADHD, but can be an isolated deficit in and of itself without ADHD. Please do not rely on questionnaires administered by your physician or school personnel. Many symptoms of executive functioning weaknesses such as disorganization, poor planning, absentmindedness, or forgetfulness can actually be symptoms of another disorder such as a learning disability, anxiety or depression. We conduct comprehensive evaluations in order to make sure that these symptoms are actually the result of impairment in executive functioning.
If your child has been properly diagnosed with executive functioning weaknesses, we can help you to know what to do next. Treatment does not involve “brain training” or therapy. By meeting with one of our expert clinicians, we will work with you and your child to first teach you what pieces need to be in place and secondly how to get them in place. Therapy involves working with you as the parent, with your child’s teachers, and with your child to collaboratively develop intervention plans so that your child will excel in school, improve their behavior and reach their highest potential.