EXECUTIVE

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What is Executive Functioning?

Executive Function is the ability to organize cognitive processes. This includes the ability to plan ahead, prioritize, stop and start activities, shift from one activity to another activity and monitor one’s own behavior. Individuals with executive functioning deficits  often have trouble planning ahead, prioritizing, self-correcting, starting activities and shifting from one task to another. Sometimes referred to as executive functioning disorder.

Understood.org has created an infographic that shows the different areas of executive function and the skills they affect.

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Watch the videos below to learn more about Executive Functioning.

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ADHD and Executive Function - Dr. Russell Barkley

ADHD and Executive Function - Dr. Russell Barkley

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InBrief: Executive Function: Skills for Life and Learning

InBrief: Executive Function: Skills for Life and Learning

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Executive Function: Your Brain's Control Center

Executive Function: Your Brain's Control Center

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Visit the Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University Website for training modules and excellent resources on executive functioning.

Want to learn more? Click the image below to download and read Executive Function 101 prepared by The National Center for Learning Disabilities.

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