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Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Supporting Development of Executive Function Skills

Sure, ChoreMonster makes chores fun for parents and kids, but as a healthcare professional, you know that something much more important is going on when children learn to organize themselves and complete tasks. ChoreMonster is an effective tool to support children in developing executive function skills.

In addition to helping all children develop executive function skills, ChoreMonster provides a fun and beneficial addition to a behavior therapy program for children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other executive function weaknesses. It supports the recent research and guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Psychological Association pointing to the long-term benefits of behavior therapy in treating children diagnosed with ADHD.

Executive Function Skills

Working Memory
  • Following multi-step chores without reminders — pick up your cars and put them in the toy bin
  • Remembering deadlines for doing chores and organizing tasks
Self Control
  • Focused and sustained attention with a chore until completion (even if bored)
  • Selective attention to avoid distractions that would take child away from chore completion
Mental Flexibility
  • Finding new ways to accomplish chores
  • Overcoming obstacles to chore completion — arriving at a new strategy (negotiating with parent to do a morning chore)
Oren Boxer, Ph.D.Clinical NeuropsychologistUCLA Clinical FacultySemel Institute for Neuroscience and Human BehaviorDavid Geffen School of Medicine
As a pediatric neuropsychologist, I work with children and their families on a daily basis. A consistent finding observed in many of my clients is a weakness in executive functioning, limiting a child's ability to organize their environment, start tasks, or plan appropriately to complete future goals. I have found that ChoreMonster provides an entertaining and motivating experience which helps to structure a child's environment resulting in improved task completion. My parents love ChoreMonster as well because they no longer have to chase after their kids to get their work done.