Parents Guide to ADHD
What Is Executive Functioning?
Executive functions are the self-regulating skills that we all use to accomplish tasks, from getting dressed to doing homework. They include:
- Organizing time and materials
- Making decisions
- Shifting from one situation to another
- Controlling emotions
- Learning from past mistakes
Most kids with ADHD have deficits in some executive functions, though not all children with executive function issues have ADHD.