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Executive Functioning Attention

Executive Functioning is the brain based pathways that are required for humans to execute, or perform, tasks.

What is Executive Functioning?

  • Impulse Control
  • Emotional Control
  • Working Memory
  • Planning/Prioritizing
  • Flexibility
  • Self-Monitoring

What do students with EF challenges look like in school?

  • Off task
  • Passing assignments in late
  • Impulsive (saying or doing the first thing that crosses their mind)
  • Forgetful 
  • Messy backpack and desk
  • Completing tasks out of order
  • Emotional ups and downs

*Remember that these behaviors are developmental

Executive Functioning & Homework Strategies Presentation

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