Occupational therapists are well positioned to evaluate and prescribe needed therapy for children who are impacted by deficient Executive Functioning skills. For children with ADHD especially of the inattentive type, those on the high end of the autism spectrum, and others with learning disabilities, working to strengthen the child’s ability to focus, pay attention, organize, plan, initiate action, follow directions, manage time, and complete a task are vital to helping those children lead the most successful life possible.
An array of tools exist to help the occupational therapists help children with Executive Function deficiencies, and our Folders for Focusing is a new entry that is being rapidly employed in home, schools, and therapy centers to help children build the neural pathways and habits of Executive Functioning that can make a real difference in their lives.
These are attractive and sturdy tri-fold therapy tools that provide a cubby or privacy space for use at home or in school. Kids love them and are excited to use them as they often induce some kind of calming effect on many children. Two internal dry-erase boards offer easy ways for Mom, Dad, teachers, SLP’s, etc to provide close-in visual cues such as directions, to-do lists, and important reminders. Folders for Focusing are available in six styles and are used mostly by children from about 4 – 10 years old.