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Executive functions: organisation, planning and prioritisation

Dr Kate Payne (Educational Psychologist) introduce two components of executive functions: organisation and planning and prioritisation. ‘Organisation’ is the capacity to create and maintain a system to keep track of information and materials. ‘Planning and prioritisation’ is the capacity to plan out steps to reach a goal and prioritise which is most important. Some children or young people may have difficulty in one or more of these areas. Research tells us that providing young people with the knowledge of executive function skills and empowering them with a toolbox of strategies can be effective to support them in this area. Consequently, this video will provide foster carers, parents and school staff with activities and examples to be able to teach the child or young person in mind about organisation and planning and prioritisation and provide a reflective space to consider strategies to support.