What happens if my child has trouble with planning and executive function?

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  • Your child might seem to ‘understand’ what they’re taught but can’t show what they know in homework and assignments.
  • Your child may be able to set a big picture goal but can’t develop smaller goals to get there.
  • The order of a story or essay may be jumbled and disorganised.
  • Possessions seem disorganised.
  • If the original plan isn’t working your child may have trouble problem solving how to take a new approach.
  • Your child finds it hard to edit work and see where mistakes have been made.
  • Your child may have trouble regulating their emotions.

How can I help my child with ‘planning’ their work?