Parent Coaching for Executive Functioning differences
People with executive function issues may have difficulty with impulse control, organizing and completing tasks or multi-tasking, difficulty problem solving or learning from past situations, learning, memory and processing issues, and socially inappropriate behaviors. These difficulties can affect mood, school and work performance, self-esteem and motivation. Sometimes associated with ADHD, executive functioning issues can also be related to brain injuries, extreme stress, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety and certain mood disorders.
How can a parent coach help a parent support their child who has executive functioning differences?
First, it is important to note that a parent coach is not a mental health professional treating executive functioning differences. Coaches collaborate with your treatment team to help you understand how executive functioning challenges are affecting daily life and behaviors. A coach can help you learn new communication, relationship skills and ways of structuring the home environment to best support your child. You will learn how to communicate in a way your child can hear and how to structure tasks, schedules and your environment to help create a space in which they can thrive. Your coach helps you to shift your interactions, responses and household structure to better support your child physically and emotionally as they manage the complex process of navigating executive functioning differences.
How can a parent coach help a parent who has executive functioning differences?
Parents who have executive functioning differences may have their own challenges in carrying out tasks. This can complicate putting a plan into action with your parent coach. Solution's parent coaches have experience working with clients of all ages struggling with executive functioning issues and will work alongside you to create an individualized plan that you can feel confident carrying forth.
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