Signs of Executive Function Issues

Signs of Executive Functions in Teens and Young Adults

 

What are the signs of executive function issues and how do they differ from ADHD? Often a child or young adult who is struggling academically or with behavior may be dealing with executive function issues.

A child who is struggling academically or with behavior may be dealing with executive function issues. Mary shares what parents can look for and common signs that may point to an executive function issue.  

In this short video, Brain Coach Mary Turos, shares the common signs parents can look for that may point to an executive function issue.

Typical signs of executive function issues include:

- A problem that builds over time and get more noticeable around middle school

- Parents begin to see academic issues, personality issues, problems with interpersonal relationships

- Kids can't meet deadlines. They turn in late or inaccurate work

- They aren't paying attention to details. Can't adjust, monitor or pivot

 

Although many of these behaviors can look like a lack of motivation, they can be signs of executive function.

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The Brain Coach Blog is written by executive function coach Mary Turos. Affectionately known as 'The Brain Coach" for her work helping people achieve harmony using strategies based in neuroscience, Mary is based in Belair, MD.
   

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