The fourth in a series of five articles with specific special needs resources
(Source: National Center for Learning Disabilities---Executive Functioning: Please see website link to follow below here.)
Children who experience executive function disorder (EFD) will often struggle in school with late and/or missing assignments and will have difficulties trying to manage a daily schedule that promotes academic success. These affected children frequently have difficulties with the following:
• managing time & attention
• switching focus
• planning/organizing work & responsibilities
• remembering details
• curbing inappropriate speech or behavior
• integrating past experience with present situations
For adults with executive function issues, behavior such as procrastination, tardiness, memory challenges and more will negatively impact one’s effectiveness and success at work as well as the person’s relationships and home life.
So, what can a parent or teacher do about improving or developing executive functioning skills in a child affected by such challenges? Are there strategies or tips that might help an affected adult with these executive function issues?
We think that the best place to start is with the best information available about executive functioning skills. In keeping with this October’s commemoration of LD Awareness Month, we have gathered some helpful website resources on this topic here in our fourth in a series of five articles. We hope these links will provide the assistance needed to help you or someone you care about with executive functioning challenges.
National Center for Learning Disabilities---Executive Functioning
Executive Function 101---FREE e-Book from the National Center for Learning Disabilities
Executive-Function Deficits in Children---from ADDitude Magazine
Is It Executive Function Disorder (EFD) or ADD/ADHD?---from ADDitude Magazine
What Is Executive Function?---from WebMD
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