Task Masters is a self-guided workbook designed to help people with executive function challenges develop the necessary self-management skills needed to meet daily goals. Executive functions connect our present choices to future outcomes. They help us manage our time, be productive, plan, organize, & reach goals. Task Masters incorporates a 3 step process to focus on 12 different executive function skills, each skill building on the next to improve self awareness & daily functioning.
Who can benefit from this program? Young Adults, Children with the help of a trusted adult, Mental Health Professionals, Parents, Teachers, Basically anyone facing executive function challenges!
How to use this program: This workbook is designed as a self-guided coaching tool that can be used in the comfort of your home, work or school environment. We also offer this program in a workshop style setting at ASD Adult Achievement Center, for either individuals or groups.
TASK MASTERS was developed by our founder Paula Breeden, as a result of her passion and desire to help individuals with productivity or behavior challenges achieve higher levels of functioning in their daily lives.
Each module focuses one of the following 12 executive function skills:
Organization - The ability to create and maintain systems to keep track of information or materials.
Time Management - The capacity to estimate how much time one has, how to allocate it, and how to stay within time limits and deadlines.
Flexibility - The ability to revise plans in the face of obstacles, setbacks, new information, or mistakes.
Metacognition - The ability to stand back and take a bird’s-eye view of yourself in a situation, to observe how you problem-solve.
Goal-Directed Persistence - The capacity to have a goal, follow through to the completion of the goal, and not be put off by or distracted by competing interests.
Stress Tolerance - The capacity to perform tasks appropriately even under stressful conditions.
Response Inhibition - The capacity to think before acting. This ability to resist the urge to say or do something allows the time to evaluate a situation and how behavior might impact it.
Working Memory - The ability to hold information in memory while performing complex tasks.
Emotional Control - The ability to manage emotions to achieve goals, complete tasks, or control and direct behavior.
Task Initiation - The ability to begin projects without undue procrastination, in an efficient or timely fashion.
Sustained Attention - The capacity to keep paying attention to a situation or task in spite of distractibility, fatigue, or boredom.
Planning/Prioritization - The ability to create a roadmap to reach a goal or to complete a task.