Trouble paying attention. Disorganization. Difficulty getting started.
These are just some of the signs that a child struggles with executive function deficits.
Executive function refers to the higher-level activities our brains must do to coordinate and manage our thinking and behavior. Executive function deficits can have many different causes: ADHD, autism, dyslexia, and brain injury are just a few.
Kids may feel frustrated, anxious, apathetic or ashamed when they lack one or more executive function skills. And educators and parents may not know the best way to offer support.