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Teens with Executive Function Disorder « Smart Kids With LD

Teens with learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD, and executive function disorder are more likely to engage in risky behaviors unless they’re given th
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Life. Simplified.: Simplify the very essence of executive function - Glenwood Springs Post Independent

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Executive Function & Child Development | Psych Central

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Working with children with ADHD, Tourette's Syndrome, or other challenges isn't easy. Various issues can make it hard for these kids to get through everyday tasks. In their book, Executive Function & Child Development, ...
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Executive Function your child's air traffic control system: Skills for School and Life - Dr. Dave Walsh

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Erin Walsh describes how executive function skills are the foundation of kids' success in school and life.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, May 4, 2013 12:48 PM

Good advice and a useful metaphor for EF!-Lou

 

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"...Think of executive function as the brain’s "air traffic controller." Just as the controller needs to keep track of, manage and coordinate dozens of airplane takeoffs and landings on multiple runways so also the brain’s executive function must coordinate the input from multiple brain circuits and systems. There are three domains that make up executive function.

Working memory: This is the brain's desktop. It enables us to retain and use “chunks” of information in our minds over short periods of time.Inhibitory controls: These are the brain's filter and brakes. They enable us to screen out distractions, manage impulses, resist temptations, and prioritize actions.Mental flexibility: This is the brain's gear transmission. It enables us to think outside the box, catch and correct mistakes on the fly, adjust to various settings and expectations, and adapt to new information...."