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Mental processes that allow us to plan, organize, strategize and pay attention to and remember details.
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Kids with ADHD Are Natural-Born Leaders

Kids with ADHD Are Natural-Born Leaders | Executive Function | Scoop.it
By Louise Levin As parents of children with ADHD we know our kids have the potential to become future leaders, but that birthright has been diminished by … Read more
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Diagnosed As Adult ADHD: Now What?

Diagnosed As Adult ADHD: Now What? | Executive Function | Scoop.it
By Jeff Emmerson As I sit here sipping on my Masala Chai tea and taking some deep breaths after being out running errands in my city of Calgary, I am reminded of when I was diagnosed with Adult ADH...
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How Parents Can Help Kids with Executive Function Disorder

How Parents Can Help Kids with Executive Function Disorder | Executive Function | Scoop.it
It may take the patience of Gandhi, but it can be done.

"....A kid with EFD is easy to spot. His desk is crammed with papers, dissected pens and old, sticky fruit rollups. He is frantically pawing through all his folders and looking in the bottom of his backpack for homework he swears he did the night before. He hasn’t noticed everyone else has gotten out their textbooks and are busy annotating chapter three. He will inevitably start his poster on the American Revolution the night before it's due, leave the assignment sheet at school, and make his mother go to Walmart at 10 p.m. to get the poster board and stick-on letters he absolutely needs.

How do we take this mess and make a good student out of him? Well, it’s a process that may take the patience of Gandhi and a good sense of humor, but it can be done. It is imperative that parents and teachers work together to teach and reinforce effective strategies. These strategies should be introduced in the classroom and practiced at home. Here are some ideas you can try at home to help your child:...."


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ADHD Goes to School

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Executive function represents our capacity to self-regulate, encompassing everything from focus and impulse control to long term planning, prioritizing, organizing our lives and emotional control. It is required for social interactions and classroom learning.
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Interventions and Supports to Address Executive Function Problems | Education.com

Interventions and Supports to Address Executive Function Problems | Education.com | Executive Function | Scoop.it
It is important to teach a child, with executive function deficits, to break down tasks to smaller ones.
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ADHD and Working Memory - AboutKidsHealth

ADHD and Working Memory - AboutKidsHealth | Executive Function | Scoop.it
Learn about the link between poor working memory and ADHD, behaviour problems, problems with spoken language, and learning disabilities.
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Mistakes Parents Make – ADHD Edition

Mistakes Parents Make – ADHD Edition | Executive Function | Scoop.it
As the mother of two ADHD children, I am more than familiar with the mistakes we make.  In many cases, the mistakes we make as parents have nothing to do with our children having ADHD.  Parents a...
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What is Working Memory and Why Does it Matter?

What is Working Memory and Why Does it Matter? | Executive Function | Scoop.it
If working memory is weak, it can trip up just about anyone. But it really works against a child with learning disabilities (LD). You can take steps to help a child with weak working memory, whether or not LD is a part of the picture.
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Adam Levine Wants Adults To Take Responsibility For Their ADHD

Adam Levine Wants Adults To Take Responsibility For Their ADHD | Executive Function | Scoop.it
Adam Levine, lead singer of Maroon 5, and Shire have announced the launch of “The Own It Project,” designed to encourage young adults and adults who are taking responsibility for their Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – and owning it...
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BrainConnection.com - The Brain and Learning: Brain Teasers

BrainConnection.com - The Brain and Learning: Brain Teasers | Executive Function | Scoop.it
Brain Teasers hosts games that train the brain in short-term memory focus and sound discrimination, training the basic fundamentals necessary for language, listening, and reading.
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Neuroscience For Kids - memory experiments

Intended for elementary and secondary school students and teachers who are interested in learning about the nervous system and brain with hands on activities, experiments and information.
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5 Awesome Apps for Executive Functioning Gaps

5 Awesome Apps for Executive Functioning Gaps | Executive Function | Scoop.it

The beauty of technology is there are so many tools and resources to utilize when it comes to “filling in those gaps” many of us lack in skills.

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National Professional Resources - Executive Function Books page 1

National Professional Resources - Executive Function Books page 1 | Executive Function | Scoop.it

The educator's source for classroom and staff development.

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5 Simple Concentration Building Techniques for Kids with ADHD

5 Simple Concentration Building Techniques for Kids with ADHD | Executive Function | Scoop.it
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Elementary Teacher Resources, Issue #046 - Behavior Modification

Elementary Teacher Resources, Issue #046 - Behavior Modification | Executive Function | Scoop.it
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» 12 Best Tips for Coping with ADHD - World of Psychology

» 12 Best Tips for Coping with ADHD  - World of Psychology | Executive Function | Scoop.it
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms can easily disrupt your daily life.
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Not-So-Quick Fix: ADHD Behavioral Therapy May Be More Effective ...

Cognitive and behavioral therapies that help young people reduce impulsivity and cultivate good study habits are costlier and take longer to administer, but may be more efficacious over time.
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Executive Skills and Your Child with Learning Disabilities

Executive Skills and Your Child with Learning Disabilities | Executive Function | Scoop.it
Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects written expression. It makes the act of writing difficult. Individuals with dysgraphia can have difficulty organizing letters, numbers and words on a line or page.
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Social problems associated with children with ADHD - by Linda Cann Pearson - Helium

Social problems associated with children with ADHD - by Linda Cann Pearson - Helium | Executive Function | Scoop.it
Children who suffer from ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) not only have to deal with the psychological and behavioral issues that o..., Linda Cann Pearson...
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Can You Make Yourself Smarter?

Can You Make Yourself Smarter? | Executive Function | Scoop.it
A new memory game has revived the tantalizing notion that people can work their way to a higher I.Q.
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What Is Executive Function?

What is executive function, and how it is related to children with learning disabilities? How does executive function affect learning? What are the warning s...
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ADHD Treatment Options

ADHD Treatment Options | Executive Function | Scoop.it
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental conditions.
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Buzzwords: Executive Functioning

Buzzwords: Executive Functioning | Executive Function | Scoop.it

Recently I was talking with a mom about her child’s skill sets, and mentioned a lack of executive functioning skills. She said “I keep hearing that term………what is that exactly?” Ok, here it is, Executive Functioning 101. After I explain what it is and give you some examples, I’ll explain why it’s such a big buzzword right now.

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Implementing Executive Functioning strategies in your IEP

Implementing Executive Functioning strategies in your IEP | Executive Function | Scoop.it

Executive Functioning seems to be one of the most common issues facing students with disabilities and a common difficulty even with adults in society today.  Yet there seems to be very little understanding of executive functioning amongst teachers or how to provide functional strategies in the classroom.

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