Priority 13 from the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Canada PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Which intervention(s) are the most effective for improving executive functioning (e.g. rigid thinking, planning, organizing, sustaining attention, working memory, etc.) in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders?  (JLA PSP Priority 13)
Overall ranking 13
JLA question ID 0056/13
Explanatory note This question asks which interventions are best for improving executive function in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. Cognitive concepts including rigid thinking, planning, organizing, sustaining attention, and working memory fall under the  executive functions umbrella term. This priority was raised to address the need to help individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders strengthen the skills needed to achieve their goals.
Evidence None identified
Health Research Classification System category Mental Health
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples How can we effectively help those with asd, ocd or adhd become unstuck from the things they seem to perseverate on that seem to get in the way in their life? ~ What are specific targeted and evidence based therapies that can be used to strengthen executive functioning? ~ What are the best strategies to help and ASD child/teen with rigid thinking learn to have more flexible thinking? 
Submitted by Mostly family members/carers
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0056
PSP name Neurodevelopmental Disorders (Canada)
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 63  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 28 September 2017