Executive Functions (EF) are mental processes that help to connect past experience with present action to guide future behaviour. Individuals with Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD may experience increased difficulty in the development and use of these functions compared to their same-aged neurotypical peers. These functions underlie activities such as planning, organizing, strategizing, paying attention to and remembering details, and managing time and space. When students struggle in these areas, it can result in behaviours that are often labeled as “attention-seeking”, “defiant”, “showing off”, “unmotivated” or “lazy”, “emotional overreactions”, and “inflexible”, just to name a few.
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How to Set Expectations, Meet Deadlines & Increase Productivity
EXPERT: Linda Walker, PCC
Peak productivity doesn’t just happen. It takes focus, motivation, effective communications skills, time-management acumen, and determination — many of the executive functions skills impaired by ADHD. Different thinkers require different strategies, so this webinar will suggest work-arounds to help individuals with ADHD improve their performance at work and even exceed expectations.