Occupational Therapy -> Executive Function -> Cognitive Flexibility

Cognitive Flexibility

Cognitive flexibility refers to the ability to adjust one’s attention, plans, perspective, etc. This skill is important for participating in groups, with family, throughout unexpected changes and situations, etc. while maintaining appropriate regulation and continued participation.

Reference links

  • Effects of Exercise and Physical Activity On Anxiety 1
    Author: Elizabeth Anderson1 and Geetha Shivakumar1,2, - Exercise and cognitively based distraction techniques were shown to have equal effectiveness at reducing state anxiety, however, exercise was more effective in reducing trait anxiety (Petruzzello et al., 1991).

Activity List(s)

Goal Bank

  • To demonstrate improved attention Catrice will complete an assigned fine motor activity/task without perseveration and in a functional period of time on 80% of opportunities over a 5 week therapy period. 4
  • Given unrestricted access to sensory support and multimodal communication option, Jane will willingly participate in adapted oral hygiene 80% of the task, 10 / 14 in days, with visual and fading modeling, for increased participation and functional independence in daily life. 0


  • Kiki's Emotion Bingo! preview

    Kiki's Emotion Bingo!

    Bethany Ayer

    Emotional Regulation Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. Language Resource. Kiki's Emotion Bingo can be used as an attention game, identifying emotions, problem solving task, as well as to tar...


  • Think Fast preview

    Think Fast

    Glenna Nave

    Directions: Before playing, decide on a time limit i.e. 10, 20, 30 seconds. Turn over a category card and player 1 has the designated amount of time to list something that fits within the category....