Day 15 of 99 Days to FASDay

What approach works in supporting individuals with #FASD

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Day 15 of 99 days to 9.9 FASDay It’s all about the NB approach!

What is Executive Functioning?

The executive functions are a set of processes that all have to do with managing oneself and one’s resources in order to achieve a goal. It is an umbrella term for the neurologically based skills involving mental control and self-regulation.

The information below is an excerpt from an excellent article I found on LD Online outlining the key skills involved when we talk about executive functioning.

The list was complied by Drs. Gerard A. Gioia, Peter K. Isquith, Steven C. Guy, and Lauren Kenworthy:

  1. Inhibition – The ability to stop one’s own behavior at the appropriate time, including stopping actions and thoughts.
  2. Shift – The ability to move freely from one situation to another and to think flexibly in order to respond appropriately to the situation.
  3. Emotional Control – The ability to modulate emotional responses by bringing rational thought to…

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