Executive Function 101

Each of us navigates daily life — learning, work, recreation and relationships — thanks to intrinsic skills called executive functions. Children and adults with learning and attention issues—including learning disabilities (LD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)—often struggle profoundly with many of these skills that most of us take for granted. To better understand and support your kids when they lack certain executive skills, it helps to know about the underlying brain functions that go awry to create such challenges.

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