How to improve your child’s memory, help them be more organised and focused and reduce stress and anxiety

Does your child struggle with remembering things, have difficulty starting a task or blurt things out inappropriately?

If so they may have an executive function deficit. There are 7 executive functions:

Children with poor executive function will often struggle with these skills leading to them having difficulty with:

Children's Occupational therapists and Physiotherapists have the expertise to improve your child's executive functioning skills. Using movement, games, exercises and teaching techniques to improve body awareness, social skills, memory, emotional regulation and organisation.

Unfortunately your child won’t grow out of these problems. Many adults with ADD or ADHD still struggle with being able to plan and prioritise tasks without being distracted or forget important appointments as they didn’t have professional help as a child and as a result they lack confidence and suffer anxiety and find work or running a household so much harder than other people.

Here are 3 ways you can start helping your child with their executive functioning skills

At Active Life our specially designed therapy spaces provide a safe but challenging environment in which your child can move, jump, swing, crash and play improving body awareness and developing their sensory integration (the ability to receive and process sensory information from movement and the environment.) which will improve their ability to engage in day to day tasks, learning new motor skills, academic skills, reading and writing and focus, attention and behaviour.

Call our Admin team on 8398 4681 to make an appointment with one of our passionate Therapists to establish your child’s goals and best treatment plan.