6 FREE Executive Functioning Activity Worksheets

When executive function deficits are present, students can become frustrated, disengaged and give up. Here are 6 FREE executive functioning activity worksheets to help students succeed.

Do you work with children who struggle with executive function skills?  Some students can find it difficult to pay attention, stay focused, be organized, plan, self-monitor, self-regulate, or complete reading and writing assignments. These are all examples of executive function skills.  When executive function deficits are present, students can become frustrated, disengaged and give up.  […]

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Visual motor skills, executive function and achievement in children

Research was published recently on the association of visual motor skills, executive function and achievement in children (for reading and math scores) for kindergarteners through second graders. 

Visual Motor Skills, Executive Function, and Achievement in Children Research was published recently on the association of visual motor skills, executive function and achievement in children (for reading and math scores) for kindergarteners through second graders. The participants included 259 students enrolled in elementary schools in low-income communities with many sociodemographic risk factors.  The research indicated […]

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Predictive Power of Executive Functions, Visual-Motor Coordination and Physical Fitness on later academic achievement

Predictive Power of Executive Functions, Visual-Motor Coordination and Physical Fitness on Later Academic Achievement

Predictive Power of Executive Functions, Visual-Motor Coordination and Physical Fitness on Later Academic Achievement Are you concerned when you see young children enter kindergarten who may not be ready?  The concern is usually for a good reason.  When children do not arrive with school readiness skills it can affect later academic achievement.  Human Movement Science […]

How to Help Children Improve Executive Functioning

How to Help Children Improve Executive Functioning

How to Help Children Improve Executive Functioning Executive functions are a popular “buzz word” right now and with good reason.  In a nutshell, executive functions include the following skills: inhibitory control, working memory, cognitive flexibility, reasoning, problem-solving and planning.  These super-important skills can be improved with training which is good news since they are necessary […]

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Spring Fine Motor and Executive Function Skills Freebie

Spring Fine Motor and Executive Function Skills Freebie

Spring Fine Motor and Executive Function Skills Freebie Are you in search of no-prep, Springtime activities to encourage fine motor and executive function skills?  Well, search no more!  Here is a    three-page FREE sample download from the Spring Skill Builders packet, created by Thia Triggs, school-based Occupational Therapist.  This Spring fine motor and executive […]

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Fundamental Motor Skills, Executive Function Skills, and Reading

Fundamental Motor Skills, Executive Function Skills, and Reading

Fundamental Motor Skills, Executive Function Skills, and Reading Learning and Individual Differences published research on the association between fundamental motor skills, executive function skills, and reading.  The study included 145 socioeconomically disadvantaged kindergarteners of diverse ethnicity.  Each participant was assessed with the following:  The Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function–Preschool Version to measure executive function skills, PE Metrics™ […]

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Executive Functions, Motor Abilities and Daily Functioning in Children

Executive Functions, Motor Abilities and Daily Functioning in Children

Executive Functions, Motor Abilities and Daily Functioning in Children The Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools and Early Intervention published research on the contribution of executive functions beyond motor ability to the participation in daily life activities of children. The participants included 22 children (5–6 years old) who received occupational therapy services and 22 typically developing peers […]