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Many adults and children with autism and other special needs have difficulty with executive function. Think of executive function as the chief executive officer (CEO) of the brain. It is responsible for planning, organizing, focusing, self-control, and following multiple steps. A great deal of frustration can happen when executive function skills are weak.

Want more information about executive function? Read my earlier post for 5 tips to help here.

We love infographics because they explain things in a short and easy-to-understand format.

Here’s the link to a new infographic developed by Developing Child at Harvard University.  

Working memory is a critical part of executive function….read more from my earlier post.

Therapists……..while working on my OTD, my Capstone project was ‘Helping Build Executive Function Skills in Children with Autism.’ Want CEUs? View my two-hour course here. 

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