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Simple ideas to help students who struggle with executive funtions.

Students, who have a diagnosis of ADHD or ADD, as well as many other affective disorders, struggle with more specifically called executive functions. Executive functions include: memory, organization, impulse control, and connecting past experience with current actions. To help these students some simple proactive help from those who want the best for them can make all the difference: make sure they have many pockets, keep stray papers stapled to the inside of a spiral (avoid three-ring binders as these are very frustrating for executive function disorder students), have them wear a watch with multiple timers, sucking on hard candy or chewing gum helps reduce tensions when feeling frustrated.