Focus Forward:
Executive Skills Groups for Children & Teens

Facilitated by Pamela Greenhall, M.A.

Group Duration: 6 Weekly Sessions throughout the Summer of 2024
Meeting Day & Time: TBD (please complete the form below regarding your availability)
Location: Navesink Wellness Center - 61 Carton Street, Rumson NJ 07760
Price: $600.00

Understanding Executive Functioning

Executive functioning refers to a set of cognitive processes that are crucial for controlling behavior and managing daily tasks. These skills include:

  • Planning and Organization: Ability to set goals, develop strategies, and manage time effectively.
  • Working Memory: Holding and manipulating information in mind for short periods.
  • Inhibitory Control: Regulating one’s attention, behavior, thoughts, and emotions to override a strong internal or external pull.
  • Cognitive Flexibility: Adapting to new information, shifting perspectives, and switching between tasks.
  • Self-Monitoring: Evaluating and adjusting one’s performance and behavior in real-time.

These skills are essential for success in school, social interactions, and everyday activities. Youth with strong executive functioning can manage their responsibilities more effectively and navigate life’s challenges with greater ease.

Your child will work to achieve the following goals throughout their participation in our group:

  1. Improved Academic Performance: Enhanced organizational skills and working memory contribute to better study habits and academic achievement.
  2. Better Time Management: Youth learn to prioritize tasks and manage their time efficiently, reducing procrastination and stress.
  3. Enhanced Social Skills: Developing self-regulation and cognitive flexibility helps youth interact more effectively with peers and adults.
  4. Increased Independence: Improved planning and problem-solving abilities foster greater independence and confidence.
  5. Better Emotional Regulation: Youth learn strategies to manage their emotions, leading to improved mental health and resilience.
Upon completion of the group, your child will bring home a notebook full of 

If you are interested in enrolling, please complete the form below: