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Executive functions: task initiation and time management

Dr Kate Payne (Educational Psychologist) introduce two components of executive functions: task initiation and time management. ‘Task initiation’ is the capacity to begin projects in a timely fashion and ‘time management’ is the capacity to estimate how much time you have and how to use it to stay within time limits and deadlines. 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 functioning 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 task initiation and time management and provide a reflective space to consider strategies to support.