Why you can’t and how you can – Part 1

More about the prefrontal cortex and executive functioning difficulties. I may have reblogged this before, but if I did, it deserves another look.

ADD . . . and-so-much-more

 by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
Part of the Executive Functioning Series
(click HERE for Links to ALL)

PFC and EFDs

The PreFrontal Cortex and
Executive Functioning Disorders & Struggles

“The more you know about Executive Functions, their disorders,
and the mechanisms behind them,
the better you’ll be able to build – or rebuild – executive skills,
AS you work around them to manage challenges
and  overcome difficulties.”
~ Madelyn Griffith-Haynie

Source: Musings of an AspieSource:Musings of an Aspie | SEE ALSO: my EF Pinterest Board

Cognitive Skills and Cognitive Challenges

Executive functioning processes include working memory, focused attention and attentional control, along with cognitive and behavioral flexibility.

These areas are products of a great many brain-based skills we rarely realize our brain has taught itself to do – unless it hasn’t. 

For example:

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Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

5 thoughts on “Why you can’t and how you can – Part 1”

  1. Appreciate the reblog (and the endorsement), BB. You’re the best!

    After I hit “like,” I sort of cringed, however. I’m liking the fact that YOU liked it enough to reblog over here. (Although I DO like my own articles, I’m really not a narcisist! ::grin:: )

    The few times I “like” my own articles officially is when they have been virtually ignored and I want to draw attention to them in my sidebar “likes” list – hoping a few folks might take a look and something a bit older that has been languishing.

    Your site I “LIKE” sans reservation or disclaimer!


  2. As happy as Mondays ever are for me, but thanks anyway.

    Even though I can set my own schedule, I’m usually a bit out of sorts on Mondays, when the expectations of functioning brilliantly seem to rise – grumpy, in fact. I’m more used to myself by most Tuesdays. ::grin::

    Happy Monday to YOU! xx, mgh


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