Executive Function

Continuing on the idea regarding executive function; Dr. Barkley stated the proper way to think about EF is as items that one does for oneself. The EF items are self awareness, self restraint, seeing yourself, internal speech, the use of the preceding items for emotional regulation, motivation when no consequences exist in the environment, and self play. Imagine full development of the mind as occurring by 30 years of age. Therefore, self awareness at 2 years old is quite limited to the point that almost none of us can remember ourselves whereas by age 30 we are certainly aware of the space we occupy and the space around us. Stay tuned more to come.

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