Executive functions is a fancy term that describes the skills needed for planning, organization, time management, getting started, persisting and completing tasks and monitoring our behaviour and performance.
Individuals with ADHD have trouble with executive functions and we see this show up in the difficulties they have on a daily basis. Arriving late for school or appointments, forgetting to hand in assignments – or complete them, failing to follow instructions, blurting out comments in class, and unfinished tasks. Sound familiar?
This section provides information about executive functions and how ADHD affects them.
- Executive Functions. (Podcast)
- Time Management. (Podcast)
- Routines. (Podcast)
- ADHD and Working Memory. (Podcast)
- Self-Regulation Group for Kids. (Podcast)
- The Important Role of Executive Functioning and Self-Regulation in ADHD. Dr. Russell Barkley. (PDF)
- Ten Tips for Impulse Control. Russell Barkley. (PDF)
- ADHD and Executive Function. Dr. Russell Barkley (YouTube)
- Brain Games are Bogus. The New Yorker. (PDF)