Is your child bright, but having a tough time:
- Staying Focused?
- Completing Tasks?
- Getting Organized?
- Managing Frustration?
- Making and keeping Friends?
If so, your child may have be experiencing executive functioning deficits. Things like ADHD, Asperger’s, and Learning Disabilities all fall under this cache. You might notice that though your child excels academically, but struggles with basic social skills.
This executive functioning deficit can lead to low self esteem, irritability, and your child feeling like they are simply not good enough. As a parent it can feel like no matter what you do, you just can’t seem to get through to your kid.
Raising children is difficult, but raising a child with Executive Functioning deficits, ADHD, Asperger’s, and Learning Disabilities can be frustrating and confusing. As a parent, you may find yourself wondering, “My kid is so bright, why can’t he just turn off the TV without a meltdown?” You are probably finding that parenting techniques that worked well with your other children just don’t seem to work with your quirky kid.
As a psychotherapist and coach, Jens’ practice focuses solely on helping quirky kids and their families. In fact, it is the ONLY practice in New York City that works exclusively with these kids.
Jen has created curriculums for schools to meet the needs of children with Executive Functioning deficits, and trained clinical staff and educators on best practices for this unique population.
She has developed specific protocols to teach kids the skills they need to succeed, interventions for parents to utilize at home, and guides schools in meeting the needs of these children. This holistic approach is centered around your child’s success and happiness, always asking what will help this kid to blossom?
This holistic approach extends to the community, too. We’ve created a community of parents and professionals who “get it”, and many say this community has been essential to the happiness and success of their family. I invite you to check out the blog, interact with fellow parents, and join the conversation on Facebook. I do hope you’ll join us.