How Do Executive Functioning Weaknesses Manifest in School?
Some common ways executive functioning problems manifest in school are:
- losing materials
- forgetting to turn in assignments
- leaving things to the last minute
- miscalculating or underestimating the amount of time it will take to complete a task
- failing to record homework in an agenda or planner
- leaving needed materials at school, leaving needed materials at home
- failing to prepare for tests, failing to plan and break down long-term assignments into manageable tasks or goals
- neglecting to plan for midterms or finals, missing assignments
- forgetting details
- losing focus and missing important notes or directions
- losing mental stamina and failing to complete a task
- misplacing important materials, rushing through work.
Are There Any Tools Teachers Can Use to Strengthen Executive Functioning Skills?
This video presentation was also created to help teachers, parents and administrators understand the needs of students that struggle with Executive Functioning (attention, time management, organization, mental manipulation, and self initiation) weaknesses. A comprehensive definition is offered and many strategies are presented. It is all based on a CD book or downloadable file called Planning, Time Management and Organization for Success: Quick and Easy Approaches to Mastering Executive Functioning Skills for Students.
Here is a YouTube Video on Executive Functioning
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