Children with ADHD, ADD, or even just difficulties with focus and attention can have resulting struggles with executive functioning skills. There are many executive function skills tied to attention and focus that interfere with success in the classroom, home, extracurricular activities, and community. Consider all of the areas that make up executive functioning skills. These are abilities that develop through maturation and developmental progression. For some, these skills develop more easily than others. For the child who struggles with attention, these executive functioning abilities may lack, causing difficulties in all areas of life.
Executive Function Skills and Attention
There are many executive functioning skills that allow us to complete tasks. On this executive functioning skills page, I’ve linked to several of the skill areas that we’ve covered here on the site. Be sure to stop back, because I’ve got more activities and information in store for you.
When kids have trouble with attention, there are executive functioning skills that lack.
Does any of this sound familiar?
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The Basics.” National Institute of Mental Health. Retrieved from https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd-the-basics/index.shtml