Executive Functioning Disorder

Executive Functioning Disorder

Definition

An inefficiency in the cognitive management systems of the brain that affects a variety of neuropsychological processes such as planning, organization, strategizing, paying attention to and remembering details, and managing time and space.

Student Profile

Active participant in class. Always has great ideas for projects, and she is a leader during the brainstorming phase of group projects, but students don't want her in their group because she often doesn't follow through on her part of the project. With independent work, she struggles to meet deadlines, often loses vital pieces of her work, or even completes some parts of the homework, but never submits them. When teachers check in with her periodically about the completion of long-term projects or assignments, she rarely has anything to show them, but she is very convincing that it is complete, just not with her at the time. When it comes time for deadlines, however, she doesn't have anything to submit. She is most successful with someone to oversee her work, but not actually help her do it.

how purnell can help

Your daughter will be successfully supported by the Purnell advisory system and regular appointments with the Learning Specialist. She needs help organizing her work, but also needs to be held accountable for small, chunked deadlines. Her advisor will require her to sit with him at the proctor's table during evening study hall to keep her on task and check her work with minimal distractions.

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