Research has revealed that strong cognitive and executive function skills help children excel in school. By creating a strong foundation for these skills early, your child will succeed in school from the start. This can ultimately lay the foundation for positive feelings about school and even foster an early love for learning. Think about cognitive skills, executive function skills, and the output as a tree. Where the cognitive skills are the roots of the tree, the executive function skills (also known as the mental processes) is the branches, and the output, the leaves. Without the proper foundation or roots, the branches will not grow, and the leaves will definitely not sprout.
Active Listening Skills
Filtering of Auditory & Visual Distractions
Memory ( short, spatial, working)
Brain Processing Speed
Self-regulation and Mindfulness