Executive Functioning Skills
Executive Functioning Skills: Fluid intelligence, powered by frontal lobe; it is an umbrella term for managing oneself and one’s resources.
Shift - The ability to move freely from one situation to another- flexibility.
Emotional Control - The ability to self-regulate rationally.
Initiation - The ability to begin a task or activity independently.
Planning/Organizing - The ability to manage current and future task demands.
Inhibition - The ability to stop one’s own behavior at the appropriate time.
The flip side is impulsivity.
Working Memory - The ability to hold information for purpose of completing a task.
Organization of Materials - The ability to impose order on work play, or storage spaces.
Self-Monitoring - The ability to monitor one’s own performance and to measure against a standard.
Cognitive Skills Training
A cognitive assessment is required to participate in the BrainMatterZ program.
The effectiveness of your brain can be measured through a cognitive assessment that can serve as a baseline for brain fitness. With this baseline, individual cognitive skills can be strengthened and learning can become an effortless task. A cognitive skills test also provides information regarding how your child's brain processes in specific areas and what study techniques would serve him/her best based on his/her unique brain. A cognitive assessment such as a WISC-V or a Woodcock Johnson cognitive assessment provides information on a variety of cognitive skills such as:
Concussions remain one of the most common injuries among athletes. The majority of students that sustain a head injury have symptoms that last only a short period of time. However, a number of athletes may have persistent symptoms that can interfere with academics, day to day productivity, and relationships.
Common cognitive symptoms after a concussion may include:
difficulty with word retrieval
difficulty with processing speed
BrainMatterZ helps to intervene and strengthen the mind after a brain injury in the same way physical rehabilitation is used to strengthen the body after a physical injury. The goal is to improve performance in cognitive tasks. If you or your child are experiencing ongoing difficulties following a head injury, give us a call and let us help.