ADHD & Executive Functioning
Executive Function can lead to ADHD and other learning disabilities.
Read below to learn more about how to recognize it.
WebMD (www.webmd.com) defines it as:
"Executive function refers to a set of mental skills that are coordinated in the brain's frontal lobe. Executive functions work together to help a person achieve goals."
When executive function breaks down it becomes difficult for a person to control their behavior. Such activites that can be poorly controlled are: being able to go to school or work, functioning independently, and maintaining appropriate social relationships.
Executive Function is broken down into two categories:
The National Institute of Mental Health (www.nimh.nih.gov) defines it as:
"Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity)."
ADHD is catergorized into three subtypes:
Indicators of ADHD can be linked to inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Although it is normal for children to have these behaviors, they happen to be more severe with ADHD cases. To learn more about the signs & symptoms of ADHD click here.