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Free Checklist: Executive Dysfunctions in the Classroom

Executive dysfunction commonly plagues children with ADHD at school and at home, impacting their working memory, ability to prioritize and organize, and sustained attention, among other things. Teachers and parents, use this checklist to identify your students’ greatest challenges — and brainstorm pinpointed solutions.

Executive Dysfunction in the Classroom: A Skills Checklist for Parents and Teachers

The following executive dysfunctions experienced by many children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) contribute to academic difficulties at school:
– response inhibition
– working memory
– emotional control
– task initiation
– sustained attention
– planning/prioritization
– flexibility
– organization
– time management
– goal-directed persistence
– metacognition

Finding the best ADHD school accommodations requires understanding the specifics of each student’s executive dysfunction. Teachers can administer the following executive skills checklist to their students or parents can fill out the worksheet and give it to their child’s teacher.

NOTE: This resource is for personal use only.