By The Understood Team
Some kids have a really tough time getting organized and starting tasks. Planning, focusing and using working memory can be big challenges too. Use this visual guide to see how executive functioning issues can affect a child’s daily life.
Ready to explore more? Find out from an expert whether kids outgrow executive functioning issues. Get tips on how color-coding can help. And learn about classroom accommodations for executive functioning issues.
The Understood Team is composed of writers, editors and community moderators, many of whom have children with learning and attention issues.
Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
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