What is Executive Function? Sounds like something that would apply to a man or woman CEO of a corporation. If you understand Executive Function, you may understand your child a lot better!
The pre-frontal cortex or frontal lobe is the area of the brain associated with Executive Function. It is usually the last part of the brain to develop these skills fully, and the first one to "start going" as we age. The frontal lobe is associated with functions your child must perform such as planning, organizing, problem-solving, self-control, focus and shifting attention. Your child's task initiation, working-memory, self-regulation, time management, and task completion are all effected by how developed his executive function skills are developed.
If you would like more information on this subject you can, of course, google it (who knew long ago that one day "google" would be a verb?!). I also recommend the following book for parents:
"The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Executive Functioning Disorder" by Rebecca Branstetter, PhD. I purchased the book on Amazon.
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