Sometimes gifted children may have some difficulties developing the ability to retain and organize information and these are frequently misdiagnosed as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD), a learning disorder or both. Here are some resources to help you learn more executive function and approaches to help resolve executive function issues.
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- Seth Perler’s Executive Function Cheat Sheet. A former teacher now turned educational consultant, Seth helps students and adults address executive function issues. He has struggled with executive function issues himself and his recommendations are based on how he learned to overcome it and what has worked with his students. Based in Boulder.
- Parents Can Help Their Gifted Students Develop Executive Function. A good overview of executive functions and some basic tips on how to help gifted students.
- Is It Executive Function Disorder or ADHD? How to identify the difference between executive function disorder and ADHD
- Cognitive Connections Resource List. A team of two speech and language pathologists who specialize in treating cognitive and speech-language issues put together this book list on executive function. Based in Massachusetts.
- The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Solutions for Parenting Kids With Executive Functioning Difficulties. By James W Forgan, Phd and Mary Anne Richey.
- Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential. By Peg Dawson et al.
- The Organized Student: Teaching Children the Skills for Success in School and Beyond. By Donna Goldberg et al.