Pediatric Therapy Corner: Understanding the Executive Functions of the Brain
We have all had this thought:
“What were you thinking!!!”
Maybe it was when your own child caused some disaster in your kitchen. Maybe it was when your student did something so unique and disastrous like supergluing his pencils to the desk because the teacher said: “I don’t want to see your pencils move.”
What were they thinking?
Maybe, they weren’t.
I find it so much easier to understand the behavior of children with autism or impulsivity challenges when I see executive functions of the brain in a new light. One where it is a subconscious activity of chemicals intended to reach a goal.
Intending to look just like their peers.
Intending to make us adults happy.
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