I just learned of this term recently, in a child trauma training class. It has changed my viewpoint greatly.
My youngest daughter was adopted at almost 9 years old. She had spent all her previous years in multiple foster homes and even experienced some abuse in one She was also alcohol exposed in utero. I learned in my training that all of these factors can cause changes to the brain, especially to the area that we use for executive functioning, the ability to make plans, follow through and avoid distractions, etc.
We also have other foster children, who attend public school. I have noticed the same lack of executive functioning skills in my daughter and the foster kids. Long term assignments, planning, following through with plans, etc are so hard for them.
Are there any programs that could help with that? or tips you could give? Is there a way to catch up or improve?