COOKING AND EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING CAMP
Cooking is a great opportunity to build executive function and self- regulation skills, which are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully.
Many ADHD symptoms are problems with executive function. This 4-week camp is beneficial for adolescents that have difficulty with paying attention, organizing tasks, remembering things, managing time and thinking creatively.
Goal: To help increase creativity and independence with daily activities that include planning the ingredients, organizing the utensils needed, and executing the recipe.
Objectives: A group for adolescents to encourage creative expression through recipes and food-based activities.
1. Improve executive functioning skills such as planning, sequencing, problem-solving, and time management.
2. Strengthen fine motor skills required for the manipulation of task materials.
3. Develop safety awareness related to kitchen use.
4. Discover new tastes and have fun! Recipes include mug macaroni and cheese, playdoh,
mug brownie, and pancakes. Recipes are subject to change based on potential allergies of participants.
Preregistration is Required: contact Integrative Psyche at 414-545-4430 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.