The term executive functioning refers to the set of cognitive skills responsible for attention, organization, planning, time management, emotional regulation and task intiation.
Those who have weaknesses in executive functioning often exhibit the following:
Difficulty remembering to bring home books and assignments
Assignments are completed but forgetten to be handed in
Space is disorganized
Difficulty getting started on tasks
Wait until the last minute to start assignments or to start studying
Difficulty managing time
Personal belongings are often lost; seem "scattered"
Frequently require redirection to the given task
Difficulty shifting attention from one activity to another
Working memory deficits