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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

  • Easily distracted

  • 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

Executive Functioning: About
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