We help your child with organization, self management, goal setting and task completion.

From Being Scattered and Disoriented to Being Well-Organized and Well-Planned

Does your child have trouble organizing, planning, and completing a task? Does he/she get confused by directions and deadlines? If your child struggles with planning, problem-solving, organization, and time management, he/she may be experiencing executive dysfunction. Such children may feel anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed which often displays at home or at school as avoidance, acting up, or zoning out. An Executive Functioning Coach can help by helping your child acquire a set of cognitive skills required for planning, completing, and evaluating the completion of tasks, as well as overseeing communication exchanges.

Located in Milford and Danbury, Connecticut, we offer executive function coaching to help your child develop skills such as attention, motivation, emotional regulation, and problem-solving. We foster independent learning in children, teens, and college students by developing better organizational skills, flexible thinking, improved working memory, and time management.

Child’s brain health development

The goals of executive functioning coaching are to develop the following

Executive Functions Impulse Control: An Ability To Think Before Acting

Emotional control (keeping your feelings in check)

Planning/prioritizing (setting and meeting goals)

Flexible thinking (adjusting your behavior to unexpected changes)

Working memory (keeping key information in the mind while also using your mind in another way)

Self-monitoring (an awareness of how you are doing “in the moment”)

Task initiation (taking action to get started on tasks)

Organization (keeping track of things mentally and physically).

Executive Functioning Coaching for a Variety of Conditions

Sometimes executive dysfunction is not a unique diagnosis or a condition in and of itself. Rather, a range of neurology, as well as emotional regulation can impact executive functions. Challenges with executive functioning are associated with conditions like:

  • ADHD

  • Autism

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries 

  • Learning Disabilities 

Executive Function Coaches do not specifically work with people who have a diagnosed condition. They also work with children who need to improve their current level of executive functioning.

What Qualifies a Child for Executive Functioning Coaching?

Your child needs this therapy if he/she is experiencing the following

Challenges with Time Management

If your child has trouble staying organized, executive function coaching can help. Such children might experience losing or forgetting important items on a regular basis, being unable to maintain a clean room, desk or locker, or interrupting tasks to gather necessary items.

Struggling to Perform at School

Executive dysfunction might cause difficulty in memorizing facts, organizing thoughts in writing or balancing tasks such as completing and returning homework in time. Such children may experience difficulty incorporating feedback into work or an activity, learning or processing new information, or having trouble with high order thinking.

Challenges with Organization

Children with executive functioning problems have time management difficulties. They often struggle to be on time due to disorganization or poor planning. They might experience difficulty with starting, organizing, planning, or completing tasks. Such children often do things quickly, messily or often incompletely.

Choose Kidsense for Executive Functioning Coaching in MIlford or Danbury, CT.

We optimize your planning and organizational skills

  • Qualified therapists: Our therapists are qualified and licensed. We keep up with the latest techniques and strategies to provide high quality services to our clients.
  • Customized Solutions: We take time to understand your child’s unique situation and challenges. After evaluation and caregiver interview, we offer solutions tailored to your child’s needs.
  • Relationship of Trust: We develop a relationship of trust with your child to maximize positive outcomes. This is achieved through clear communication, a friendly environment and our dedication to your child’s progress.

  • Holistic Care: We specialize in executive function coaching and related disciplines to provide holistic care to your child.
  • Multiple Locations with State of the Art Facility and Cutting Edge Technology: Therapy is provided in one of our well-equipped facilities. Our executive function coaches often use assistive technologies, visual timers, modified planners and a variety of organizers, and strategies to help students better manage their work.

Our Executive Functioning Coaching Evaluation

Systematic Assessment for Effective Goal-Setting

The evaluation process begins with a review of background and developmental information provided by caregivers, followed by a caregiver interview. Our therapists might review any assessments that have been undertaken to measure various aspects of a person’s executive functioning. An assessment will be conducted to determine your child’s skills such as attention, organization, planning, impulse control, multitasking, and the formation of concepts.

Following the evaluation, the therapist may provide you with preliminary findings and collaborate with the caregiver to develop a treatment plan. Following the initial evaluation a report including the evaluation findings and recommendations for treatment will be provided.

Executive Functioning Coaching at KidSense

We help children reaching their full potential.

Our executive functioning coaching includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Building nonverbal working memory skills
  • Devising and implementing homework plans to ensure successful completion of daily and long-term assignments
  • Assistance learning to break long-term assignments into parts
  • Improving temporal awareness skills which includes an ‘internal sense of time, time estimation, and setting time limits
  • Facilitating organization of physical materials (i.e., binders, folders, backpack)
  • Assistance with organization of computer files, and web-based materials 
  • Identifying preferred study strategies and implementing them effectively to reach goals
  • Trialing assistive technology (personal devices, apps, web-based tools to manage time, keep organized, etc.
  • Assistance improving follow through on completion of chores, etc. at home
  • Support navigating emotional responses to executive dysfunction such as stress, anxiety, and self-esteem that impact the whole child. 

External Executive Functioning Coaching Resources for Families, Parents and Caregivers

Resources do not supplement an evaluation and treatment plan created by a licensed therapist and should be used for informational purposes only.

Frequently Asked Questions

KidSense Locations

KidSense Therapy Group has 2 Convenient locations in Milford and Danbury CT which serve our greater New Haven County area as well as the greater Fairfield County area. Both locations are fully staffed with both therapists as well as administrative professionals.

209 Cherry St, Milford, CT 06460
29 Federal Rd. Danbury, CT 06810
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