EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING DISORDER

“Executive function is a set of mental skills that include working memory, flexible thinking, and self-control. We use these skills every day to learn, work, and manage daily life. Trouble with executive function can make it hard to focus, follow directions, and handle emotions, among other things.”  Understood.org

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“Executive functioning describes the cluseter of advanced cognitive skills – including working memory, organization, and emotional control – that acts as your ‘comand center’ as you navigate all of the complicated tasks of daily life.  Simply put, it comprises the thinking skills that allow you to be the boss of your life.  Executive functioning determine your ability to stay focused, plan ahead and organize, resist temptations, and stop something once you’ve started it.  It also helps with emotional regulation and your ability to make transitions and solve problems with flexibility.”  excerpt from “Brain Hacks: Work Smarter, Stay Focused, and Achieve Your Goals ” by Lara Honos-Webb, PhD

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Tips to Improve Executive Functioning

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  • What Executive Function Is
  • Signs of Executive Functioning Issues
  • Possible Causes of Executive Functioning Issues
  • Diagnosing and Treating Executive Functioning Issues

VIDEO LINKS

How Your Brain’s Executive Function Works

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Mind Matters

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ADHD and Executive Functioning

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