I have a special interest in supporting individuals with attention regulation challenges and I have completed two Masters theses on ADHD in South Africa. I also run a website called ADHD Insight that provides support for families of children with concentration challenges. Executive functioning skills are mental skills that include working memory, flexible thinking, internal motivation, planning and self-control. We use these skills every day to learn, work, and manage daily life. Individuals with attention regulation difficulties such as ADHD have difficulty with these tasks. This can cause challenges in studying, managing homework and deadlines.
This, in turn, can cause heightened stress and anxiety. The focus of my executive functioning skills support sessions is building rapport, exploring emotional components related executive functioning skills challenges (motivation, time-management, communication, planning) and trying to provide my clients with practical tips and guidance on how to use their strengths to support the challenges related to an ADHD diagnosis. The goal being that they are able to better self-regulate and manage daily tasks so that they may realise their true potential. This is a collaborative approach and all role-players have an important part to play.