How does executive function issues cause problems at school or home? The answer is that executive functions play an important role in dealing with life on a day by day basis for all of us. It's never so evident as when a child is attempting to be part of the educated masses. So, what can happen if someone has executive dysfunction? . A student 'knows' all the information he needs to know for his test the next day. However, the information magically disappears the next morning. . You ask a student to do some simple tasks, but only 2 of 5 get done. . The student is extremely disorganized and often loses homework. . A project was given months ago. Two days before it is due you find out that the student has not started it. . The student seems to shut down when he is given too much information at one time. . When you ask the student to transition or change tasks, he hesitates or becomes upset. . When expected to accomplish a task the student loses focus and does not finish what he was supposed to do. These are just a few example of what happens when a student experiences executive function disorder. whether it be ADHD, Bipolar, Asperger, Tourettes or other brain-based disorders, executive dysfunction can cause significant problems. This work includes: . An assessment to measure if a student may have specific brain-based issues that can be used over and over. . Strategies for Elementary and Secondary school teachers . Helpful worksheets that can be used over and over. . Strategies for the student.. Strategies for the Parent.