Executive Functioning

Written By: Lauren Pearson, the Founder of DiverseNeuro


All of our brains contribute to the neurodiversity umbrella, although only some individuals are

categorized as "neurodivergent". Often Neuordivergent individuals alike struggle with a cognitive function known as "Executive Functioning".


But what exactly is this? And how does it contribute to Neurodiversity and our brains as a whole?


What is executive functioning?


A set of psychological skills that are required for cognitive behaviors. These skills help with daily task completion such as organization, time management, stress tolerance, memory etc.


Neurodiverse individuals often struggle with executive functioning due to the different processes that take place in their brains.


Executive functioning controls are located in the prefrontal cortex of one's brain.


As a neurodivergent person myself, I too suffer from my lack of executive functioning. Therefore I often require accommodations relating to extra time to help suffice for my lack of cognitive processes.


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