What Exactly Is Executive Function?
While we aren’t born with these skills, we are born with the potential to develop these capacities. If the skills that control our impulses, help us stay focused, and/or manage our work aren’t fully developed, “scaffolding”, the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard recommends “the provision of a safe and predictable environment” that helps break tasks into smaller chunks, control impulses (e.g. to use your phone or avoid starting work) and/or focus.1 The provision of such an environment is the central mission of The StudyPro.
1. “What Is Executive Function? And How Does It Relate to Child Development?”, Center on the Developing Child, Harvard, 2019.
Frequently Asked Questions about Executive Function
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EXECUTIVE FUNCTION?
Executive Function 101 – Prepared by The National Center for Learning Disabilities
How do I know if my child has executive function issues? – The Child Mind Institute
Executive Function at a Glance – 8 key Executive Functions – Understood.Org
Meet executive function: How to learn in the age of information overload – The Brookings Institution
Activities and Programs That Improve Children’s Executive Functions – NIH
The skills students need to be succeessful in college and the workforce – Ryan Wexelblatt, MSS, LSW
What’s the difference between Executive Function and ADHD?
The 7 Executive Functions thwarted by ADHD – ADDitude Magazine
The new thinking about ADHD and Executive Function – Understood.Org
Is ADHD a behavioral disorder or a cognitive disorder? – ADDitude Magazine
Is it Executive Function disorder or ADHD – The Fettle Genie
How ADHD affects Executive Function in adults and children – ADDitude Magazine