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Executive function skills are those that help us to plan, organize, remember, prioritize, initiate work, finish work, concentrate, and keep track of time. Trouble with executive function skills often interferes with success at school or work. If you suspect or know that your child needs help with executive functioning, the articles below can help you to learn more.
Executive Functioning Issues: What You're Seeing in Your Child from Understood.org
Why So Many Bright Kids Are Struggling in School blog entry with advice from educator A. Vogel
Kids Whose Time is Less Structured Are Better Able to Meet Their Own Goals research from the University of Colorado, Boulder
Tips for Parents: Executive Functioning at Home and School by A. Yermish at the Davidson Institute. Yermish reminds us that "[g]ifted kids often develop asynchronously; some aspects of development seem to lag behind others. It is not uncommon to find a gifted kid who has very high cognitive abilities, yet struggles with one or more aspects of executive functioning (EF)."