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While executive functioning deficits are known to positively impact a student’s ability to organize and execute tasks, they can also adversely affect a student’s ability to write.
Working memory is an executive functioning skill. And it’s one of the most important skills a child can have. Essentially it's the ability to hold on to information long enough to do something with it.
Many parents, educators, and practitioners have encountered the day-to-day frustrations associated with weak executive functioning in teens. While some delay in executive functioning is to be expected as the frontal lobes are not fully developed in adolescence, some teens experience more significant weakness, which can affect academics and family relationships.
Simply put, the etiology of ADHD is complex and can involve multiple causes. To date, all of the major ones fall in the realm of neurology and genetics (biological causation) with no evidence that social factors alone can account for the condition. However, there is some evidence that a few social factors (chronic stress, global adversity) might interact with genetic liability to the disorder to exacerbate it.
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