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ADHD and Developmental Delay in Executive Functions

        Many of the difficulties people with ADHD experience are due to not only the core symptoms of the disorder (inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity), but also weaknesses in some or many of their “executive functions”.  In fact, it is estimated that children and teens with ADHD have a developmental delay in their […]

Understanding Executive Functions

Executive functions are the ‘command and control processes’, the ‘management systems/functions’ of the brain. Weaknesses or developmental delays in the executive functions and self-regulation are key problems of children, teens, and adults with ADHD (as well as other brain-based disorders). For kids with ADHD, it’s these executive skill difficulties that cause them the most problems […]