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Free Checklist: Common Executive Function Challenges — and Solutions

Share the accommodations listed in this free checklist with your child’s teacher to better address the executive functions challenges that impact learning, retention, and organization skills.

Your child daydreams regularly in class. She forgets to bring home the materials and books she needs to do her homework. She has difficulty remembering all the steps required to solve a multi-step math or word problem. She takes longer than most kids to memorize multiplication tables and facts. These are all academic challenges that students with weak executive functions may exhibit in the classroom.

What can parents do to help?

Print out this free checklist of executive function challenges. Then, check off the accommodations that have been effective (or you think may be effective). Before school starts, talk them over with your child’s teacher. The concrete solutions to common executive challenges that you find here will help make the academic year smoother for everyone.