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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Games can improve executive function skills.

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True! Games like Checkers, Monopoly, and Clue use planning, sustained attention, response inhibition, working memory and metacognition. Games like Zelda and SimCity help with problem solving and goal-directed persistence. Managing a fantasy sports teams also use executive skills like task initiation and time management while having fun.