Attentional and Executive Functioning
Attention is the capacity to focus, process information, and concentrate for extended periods of time and is vital to the learning process. Weakness in attention can contribute to school related challenges and make learning difficult.
Executive Functioning refers to the set of cognitive systems that guide, regulate, and manage emotional, behavioural, and cognitive functions. It includes planning and organization, self-monitoring, task shifting, problem solving, and initiating tasks. Weakness in executive functioning impacts academic ability.
Strategies to help regulate attention, promote cognitive processes, and approach tasks methodically can help in these domains.