" "los angeles therapist", "los angeles psychiatrist", "ADD doctor", "ADHD
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depression doctorLos Angeles".
Sometimes community centers will have shrinks you can talk to. I think
they charge on sliding scale. The only problem is they are
shrinks-in-training so they eventually leave. Some people don't have a
problem with that though.
"Thanks for breaking Exec. Function into smaller parts with real examples.
I'll be able to look for more specific answers now. (And I don't think
using she in examples is a political agenda. What was that about,
anyway?) Our struggle for years with Asperger's and Exec. Function is
always the same for every subject and every report card since 4th grade
(now 10th). Age and maturity are clearly important and I wish we could
find a way to hold back our son, but content is never the problem. He
knows the material. But execution, time management and (now I've learned
a new word) activation are always keeping him from success.
"Thank you so much for this article. It is a succinct and clear way to
explain this issue. I will be forwarding it to some family members and
teachers so they can better understand my daughter! This will also help me
to tack down her strengths and weaknesses in the area of executive
"my daughter (now 15) has struggled all through school, bothe academically
and socially. To the point that we have put her into a private school. She
suffers greatly from exuctive dysfuction in all facets of her day.
'Understanding' this is not eneough..what can be done to actually help
'her' with her daily homework schedule. She often sits for hours each
night with very minial amount completed, even with guidelines and notes.
Are there any programs or government help out there?"
I think i have hit home run stretc! As an adult ADD and a parent of a an
autistic and a seemingly genius sibling.
The truth is ADD is purpose viewd through discrepancies hence the short
attention spans-on reading your article i can see lighht at the end
"i think my child has this.
"Great article. Thank you."
"My teenage daughter has been indentified as having an Executive Functions
disability. I am looking for concrete tools to help her. Any ideas?"
"I have a 16 yo son who has this issue but can't get school to realize
signifigance. He is now a sophomore drop-out/runaway. This is the same
child with straight As in Middle School and took S.A.T. for John Hopkins
Talented Youth as a 7th grader. But because no help was received, he gave
up. A gifted child with great potential who also had an LD that no one
(but me) would pay attention to...
I have a simple explanation of this disorder: 'This a is large symphony
with plenty of instruments and talented players who are missing their
conductor and therefore are unable to perform together.' Or: 'the
information in the brain is like a jigsaw puzzle that can't be completed
as there is no picture to follow.' "
" The last paragraph of this article mentions a very important area, age.
Different cognitive functions happen at various age grouping. Although
executive function play a part of learning they play a larger role in who
we are. The brain has the ability to re-direct information to centers that
are not functioning to those that are able to 'pick up the slack.' That
again, are stages of brain development that coincides with age. In my
opinion the best way to 'see' where the LD within the brain is to use
Functional MRI. That is the future of education of children with
"Want some additional information, answers to questions, or support? Please
consider joining and posting them at the 'Learning and Attention
Difficulties' group found here at GS to receive to receive practical
suggestions from parents who have faced similar challenges:
"A good book on executive functions is called No Mind Left Behind which is
geared for parents and teachers. The author has a web site that has a test
you can use. It is at www.dradamcox.com."
"Regarding the individual that is requesting more information on testing of
Executive Function: might I suggest visiting the website parinc.com and
look for the BRIEF. This is the only informant based test of Executive
Functioning that I know of. I highly recommend it.
Christine Fontenot, MS"
"Great article - I love the examples you give about how aspects of EF can
affect various tasks such as projects, reading, social.
I think it would be helpful for parents to have a list of tests that
measure aspects of EF. BRIEF, Wisconsin Trailmaking, D-KEFS, NEPSY.
Often times parents ask that schools consider EF issues during
evaluations. Without the data, schools may be reluctant to include EF
goals and related instruction to teach stategies and build Executive
"Thank you for the list. I am writing reports now for school and you saved me a lot of work. I also want to ad my 2 cents; It is silly to say 'she' all the time. Just say 'he' and you'll be right more often when you are talking about Exec func. I do not agree that this is a proper venue for pushing some other political agenda. And it belittles your credibility!
"I would like to have some more information on testing of Executive Function. Where can I find an example of a test."
"I thought this explanation of executive funciton was very well organized. What about the inablity to complete tasks? Is that due to effort or inability to manage time? The article did state that people with this challenge do not manage time on projects well, but does that mean they are challenged with finishing tasks? If so, why? Why can a person activate and initiate projects, but not complete them? What about nonverbal learning disability (NVLD) . It is rare to find information regarding that learning disability. My daughter who is deaf was diagnosed with both ADHD and NVLD."