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Am I Lazy?

Am I Lazy or is it something else? How Executive Function challenges can appear as laziness “I’m just lazy,” is something we hear so often in our work. It’s very easy to attribute laziness as the reason for why we don’t advance ourselves. It is one of those phrases that gets overused and can become …

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What are executive functions, and what is executive function coaching?

What are executive functions? Executive functions are a set of cognitive skills and abilities that help people set goals, strategize to achieve goals, adapt when necessary, and persist through to completion. They are described as goal-directed behaviors. Executive functions help us navigate changing circumstances and problem-solving. Three core executive functions (inhibitory controls, working memory, and …

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work from home

Work From Home Challenges for Adults with ADHD, ASD, and other Learning Differences

Work from home is a part of our lives now. Many jobs offer either a fully remote, or hybrid model of work that provides unique challenges for those who struggle with executive functions. In this blog, we will go over how working from home provides unique challenges with executive function demands. Inhibitory Controls Inhibitory controls …

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Coming Into Your Own: Developing The Skills to Successfully Live Independently

When does one become independent? What does it look like? How does one achieve it? These are questions that both young adults and their parents often ask. There aren’t clear answers because everyone’s journey looks different. In this blog, we will first discuss the different perspectives of young adults and their parents. We will then …

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Visual Spatial Processing

What is Nonverbal Learning Disability (NVLD)?

What is Nonverbal Learning Disability (NVLD)? Nonverbal Learning Disability is defined by struggles in visual-spatial abilities, with limited to no struggles in verbal abilities. Struggles in verbal abilities are much more understood and identified because they manifest in very identifiable ways. For nonverbal learning disability, the impacts on visual-spatial abilities make it hard to identify …

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Development

Developing Brains and Executive Functions: Why Isn’t My 18-Year-Old Adulting Yet?

Developing Brains and Executive Functions Why Isn’t My 18-Year-Old Adulting Yet? Have you ever heard the phrase, “Not at grade level,” or “they are young for their age?” These terms help us focus on how our society is designed to progress chronologically. We set expectations of what should be accomplished by certain ages. There are …

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