Executive Functioning Skills

Executive functioning skills are the abilities in our brain that help you complete everyday tasks like homework. These include skills related to regulation (self-awareness, emotional regulation, impulse control), getting started (task initiation, prioritization, motivation), and completion (time management, planning, organization, goal setting). All of these skills come together to help make sure we are working effectively.

ICONS: 10 executive functioning graphics

Fact, people with ADHD know far better what to do, because they have been told far more often what to do.’ - Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST

Why is it hard to do something that should be easy?

ADHD affects the brain's executive function. That means it's more challenging for individuals to process information, make choices based on that information, and take action. This is how ADHD 'freezing' occurs - you can't decide what to do, where to start, and you can't take action. 

Why Is It So Hard to Do Something That Should Be Easy? (Wall of Awful pt. 1)

How to Do Something That Should Be Easy (But...Is...Not) pt. 2