What is Executive Skills Training?

Executive Skills Training helps patients improve executive functioning. Executive functioning (EF) is an umbrella term that applies to a wide range of skills required for purposeful, goal-directed activity and persistence in behavior to complete a task. EF skills are higher level cognitive processes that allow us to prioritize, filter distractions, set and accomplish goals, and control impulses. Achievement in all aspects of life is the result of EF skills. EF skills are a key element for success in school, work, and relationships. These deficits not only impact academic success, but are typically generalized to daily functioning as well. Therefore, improving executive skills can have a great impact on the modification of maladaptive behaviors and affect. Early diagnosis and intervention for problems in executive functioning are extremely important. Executive Skills Training at Landstrom Center identifies each patient’s unique needs and tailors strategies accordingly.

Executive Skills Training can address the following:

  • Planning and Prioritization
  • Organization
  • Time Management
  • Task Initiation
  • Working Memory
  • Self-Regulation and Emotional-Control
  • Response Inhibition
  • Flexibility
  • Sustained Attention
  • Goal Directed Persistence
  • Metacognition

HOW DOES EXECUTIVE SKILLS TRAINING WORK?

Executive Skills Training is individualized and tailored to specifically meet the needs of each patient using evidence-based strategies and techniques. It is appropriate for most ages. Executive skills develop slowly through growth, reaching maturation around 25 years of age or later. This means, starting training younger allows more effective skills to develop. Continually, this means that the Executive Skills Training follows an accurate neurodevelopmental progression stemming from the patient’s diagnostic evaluation results. At Landstrom Center, our clinical team will work with each patient to guide them through Executive Skills Training.

  • Intake - An initial intake appointment will allow the patient and clinician to determine goals and schedule training appointments. (Note: If the patient has not completed an evaluation, a consultation appointment will be needed to determine if Executive Skills Training is right for the patient.)
  • Executive Skills Training Session Appointments  - Sessions are typically weekly for one hour but this can vary depending on the specific, individual needs of the patient.
  • Wrap-Up Appointment 
  • Follow-Up Appointment

Why choose Executive Skills Training?

EF skills are correlated with success in school and ultimately in life. With an accurate understanding of each patient’s individual needs our experts can implement and strengthen EF skills because at Landstrom Center, we are dedicated to helping our patients succeed. Continually, our unique approach to treatment strongly emphasizes multidisciplinary strategies by working collaboratively with other providers and professionals.


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