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By Sucheta Kamath, MA, CCC-SLP

What’s Uncommon About Common Sense? Ten Ways of Identifying Executive Dysfunction

I often say, pracitcing good Executive Function skills is like taking a daily shower. “No one compliments you for looking clean and smelling fresh, but it’s guaranteed that everyone will notice or even comment if one day you do smell bad.” In that vein, people are typically complimentary of those who are organized, goal-oriented, consistent, reliable, or independent. It’s when we have to ‘fix’ someone else’s faux pas and anticipate their mismanagement that we notice.

In my professional career as a Speech-Language Pathlogist, I have noticed that some individuals are naturally talented in the arena of being organized...
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MENTAL GPS: Take Me Where I Need to Go

Many people hear the term Executive Function, but most of us don’t really understand what it is and how it works. One of the easiest ways to describe the important set of mental processes called Executive Function, is to think about the GPS we are all familiar with in our car ...