Barshay, J. (2018, May 03). Does a lack of executive function explain why some kids fall way behind in school? Retrieved May 21, 2018

Executive function -a sort of air traffic controller of the brain — has been one of the hottest topics in education circles over the past 15 years. Yet experts disagree over what it is exactly, to what extent it really causes academic problems and whether anything can be done to improve one’s executive functioning. Even today, a professional diagnosis of executive function disorder alone generally won’t qualify a child for special education services.

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