The term “executive functions” is often mentioned in the context of ADHD, but there’s a lot of confusion about what it actually means.
Simply put, executive functions are high-level brain processes that help us navigate a complex world. They help us to connect our past experiences with our present actions. They help us decide between competing demands. They help us to figure out what is the most important thing in the moment, and then to act on that information.
Things like organizing, planning, managing time, starting tasks and following through, remembering details, paying attention, and controlling one’s emotions all fall under the category of executive functions. So you can see how executive functions relate to ADHD, as these are the very things that people with ADHD are most challenged by.
So when you understand how your brain and the executive functions work, you’re better able to mange your life.
That’s why why we’re pleased to present The ADHD & Executive Functions Forum with Dr. Ari Tuckman. It’s happening February 21 & 22, and it’s completely online!
Dr. Tuckman is a prominent psychologist and ADHD expert who knows executive functions. He’s written 3 books on adult ADHD, and his latest book, The ADHD Executive Functions Workbook, is all about understanding your brain to get more done. And Dr. Tuckman has a knack for taking complicated scientific information and making it understandable and useful. At the Virtual AD/HD Conference this past October, Dr. Tuckman gave a 1-hour presentation on the basics of executive functions as they relate to life with ADHD and it was the highest rated presentation of the entire conference!
You can read more about the ADHD & Executive Functions Forums here. If you’d like to join us, be sure to register by January 31st to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount and pay just $77 for the entire event and all the downloadable materials that come with it. (That’s a savings of $50!)