National Center for Learning Disabilities
Executive Functioning Disorder
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If you hear "executive function" and think of a successful CEO, think again! Every one of us uses executive functions daily as we think, process, and perform various tasks. Several executive skills fall under this "mental umbrella" — and each of us is stronger in some than in others.
Learning disabilities and weak executive function often go hand-in-hand. Learn more about executive function (and dysfunction) and get crucial tips in the following pieces:
There's a lot of information and insight here, so put on your thinking cap (which, as you will learn, is as unique as you are).
- What Is Executive Function? (video)
- What Is Working Memory, and Why Does It Matter?
- How to Help a Child with Weak Working Memory
- What Are the Five Major Executive Function Areas?
- Tips for Teens on Getting Organized
- Flexible Thinking Strategies for Life-Long Success
The NCLD Team
P.S. Have a smartphone or tablet? If so, check out these apps to help with organization and study — researched firsthand by a mother-daughter team!
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