My son is in middle school and gets good grades but is terribly disorganized. Can therapy for Executive Dysfunction help my child?
Absolutely! Problems with Executive Function often do not become apparent until middle school when the amount of information and the demand for specificity and quantity of information increase. Additionally, there is an increasing demand during this academic period for working independently. As the complexity of academic expectations continue to grow with each academic year, so too does the need for executive functioning.
When children lack executive function skills, they need to be taught explicitly. After an initial assessment, a therapy program will be designed to teach your child strategies which can be utilized in all aspects of their life; academic, social and the work place.
My high school student gets straight A’s but only because I help him with everything. He has problems writing papers and reports, organizing his assignments and turning them in on time. How will he get better in time to go away to college?
Executive Function therapy at Lapsa Speech Language Center will solve this problem. Please refer to the Executive Function section under both Methods and Who we Help for additional information.