Welcome to MK Executive Skills
Alan Kanter, M.D.
S. Jakob Mahler , Ph.D. Psychology Group
1. What are executive functioning skills?
Executive functioning skills can be described as the way the brain manages our life. Executive function is responsible for many skills, including paying attention, organizing, starting and finishing tasks, and regulating emotion.When people struggle with executive function, it impacts them in all areas of life.
2. What do dysfunctional executive skills look like in children?
Trouble with executive function can present in different ways. Children may have challenges with learning ,retaining information, and paying attention in school. Lack of executive functioning can also impact children socially when they have trouble keeping track of their belongings or organizing their thoughts in conversation. A diagnosis of ADHD and difficulty with executive functioning overlap, which makes paying attention, following directions, and managing one’s time a struggle. Having trouble with executive functioning does not mean that if a child struggles with executive functioning he is lazy or not smart. People who struggle with these skills are just as smart as other people. They just need alternate strategies to manage their time, ways to utilize different learning modalities, and a plan to regulate their emotions.
3. How is executive functioning treated?
Executive Functioning disorder can be treated in a multitude of different ways. Some approaches include behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT helps kids manage behavior and find strategies to regulate emotions.It also helps people replace negative behavior with positive ones. Medications can help address the issues with ADHD, and finding the right medication will ultimately decrease many of the challenges associated with impairment in executive functioning. Strategy Instruction can be implemented into a school/home schedule, which will increase time management skills, improve academic performance, and boost self-esteem.
WHAT MAKES OUR APPROACH DIFFERENT?
We take the time to partner with every client to structure an individual, custom -tailored approach. It is of utmost importance to not only address any current concerns our clients have, but to provide the tools to allow them to self-navigate the many challenges that life brings in the future.
The hallmark that puts MK Executive Skills in a class by itself is our exclusive multi-provider, multidisciplinary approach. Every doctor, every professional, every evaluation, every treatment in one place.
One child at a time
Say goodbye to running around to different doctors, professionals and tutors. Say goodbye to inefficient, uncoordinated treatment and the frustration of providers not communicating with each other.
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