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Free Test: Could You Have Executive Function Disorder?

Working memory, a critical executive functioning skill, is how you store the information needed to complete tasks. Many people with ADHD and LD have working memory deficits. Find out if you or your child is at risk for EFD.

Executive functions refer to the cognitive and mental abilities that help people get things done. They direct actions, control behavior, and motivate us to achieve our goals and prepare for future events.

As expert, Russell Barkley, Ph.D. says, “Broadly speaking, executive function refers to the cognitive or mental abilities that people need to actively pursue goals.”

ADHD and Executive Function Disorder (EFD) are tightly linked, but far from synonymous. They both make it exceedingly difficult to complete tasks and stay organized, but EFD impacts nearly all goal-directed behavior.

Here’s how to tell the difference — and get it under control.

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