When a child is struggling in school, a comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation conducted early on with periodic reevaluations can drastically change their trajectory and maximize their chances for academic success.
Executive functioning impacts all aspects of "studenting," including: planning, managing time and physical things, starting and completing a task, turning in assignments, note-taking, memory, studying, and managing stress. Executive functioning is not explicitly taught in most schools; instead, it is implicitly expected and assumed that a student will “figure out” their responsibilities and follow through with them.
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