Executive Functioning Worksheet (PDF)

What is the theory behind this Executive Functioning Worksheet PDF?

Executive functioning refers to a set of high level cognitive skills that enable us to think, plan, organise and execute tasks, focuses our attention and helps in goal achievement. A dysfunction of this functioning can mean a person is unable to influence and organise their higher order thoughts and behaviours. These skills are necessary for us to fully function and must be monitored and corrected if needed especially in young kids. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will educate parents about executive functions and help provide them with a list of skills that they can use to monitor their children’s functioning as they grow older. Knowing what these skills are will enable them to pick up any issues that need to be addressed professionally. Early detection can help them plan appropriate interventions. 

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet can be provided to parents in family therapy for kids with intellectual disabilities or in general awareness sessions. Instruct them to use the checklist to observe the development of their children’s executive functioning skills. They can also use it to note down any concerning observations that they can share with a professional health care provider. 

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