Ask the Expert: ADHD and Executive Functioning – Setting Realistic Goals Ask The Expert
Original Air Date July 9, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Carey A. Heller
Executive function refers to brain functions that activate, organize, integrate, and manage other functions. It enables individuals to account for short- and long-term consequences of their actions and to plan for those results. It also allows individuals to make real-time evaluations of their actions and make necessary adjustments if those actions are not achieving the desired result. It is also commonly thought that deficits in executive functions are highly interrelated to symptoms associated with ADHD.
Learn some strategies to help with impaired executive functioning in children and teens. Although this is for parents, adults with ADHD will also benefit. Many of the strategies that are mentioned in this webinar can be used by adults at home, school, and work.
Carey A. Heller, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist based in Maryland. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of ADHD and executive function issues. Learn more at hellerpsychologygroup.com. A board member for the Montgomery County chapter of CHADD, Dr. Heller also serves on the editorial advisory board for Attention magazine. CHADD does not endorse products, services, publications, medications, or treatments, including those advertised in any CHADD publications, webinars, or podcasts.