Being able to focus, hold, and work with information in mind, filter distractions, and switch gears

Executive Function Skills

This week’s topic is Attention Skills. During my search for great resources to share, I found this gem that I immediately shared on the OT World Facebook page.

This is one of the clearest explanations of Executive Function Skills I have seen and it’s from Harvard University Center on the Developing Child.

Attention challenges can often be confused with executive function skill deficits, memory challenges, specific learning delays and even hearing or vision impairments that have been undetected.

It’s important to know what is really going on for the child and that attention, memory, learning and executive function are skills that are developed over time.

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