Do You Really Know the Signs of Executive Function Disorder (EFD)?

You know that executive function deficits make it difficult to plan, organize, and execute projects — from big school term papers to simple daily tasks like cleaning a bedroom or writing thank-you cards. But do you understand the nuances of the condition? Test your knowledge here!

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Kids with EFD can develop the skills needed to work independently once they are in school long enough, and see other children doing so.

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False! EFD often appears during transitions to middle or high school, when kids can no longer compensate on their own with increased academic and organizational expectations. It’s important to help kids with EFD early, and acknowledge it is a medical condition so that kids don’t feel stupid or lazy if they fall behind.