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August Chapter Meeting: Late, Lost & Lagging Behind: Demystifying Executive Functions & ADHD

  • Thursday, August 17, 2023
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Holiday Inn Express, Northville, MI


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Program Details

*NOTE: This program will not be recorded per speaker contract; attending this meeting will be your only opportunity to view this content.

Executive functioning skills are essential to how we learn and act. They are the brain’s ability to filter, suppress and “screen out” all incoming information (including our own thoughts and reactions) that might “get in the way” of our ability to self-regulate and complete tasks.  When the brakes are not working optimally, you have difficulty attending to the “correct thing”, at the right time, with the right intensity and flexibility.

Every organizer, needs to understand HOW their clients think, behave, process information, listen, understand and filter out distractions.


1. Leslie will break down the six core Executive Functions, explain how they control EVERYTHING we do, and detail specific scaffolding, strategies and systems to offer support for each one.

2. Leslie will explain how Executive Functions affect you and provide practical solutions to help conquer organization, time management, procrastination and focusing weaknesses.

3. Participants will walk away with a clear understanding of why environment and movement are so important to the neurodivergent brain.

About the Presenter

Leslie Josel, an award-winning ADHD-academic and parenting coach, founded Order Out of Chaos® – whose mission is to help parents guide their students to success in learning and in life - when her son was first diagnosed with ADHD.

She is the creator of the award-winning Academic Planner: A Tool for Time Management®, a planner that helps students develop time management skills, and the award-winning author of 3 books including the recently published, “How to Do it Now Because it’s Not Going Away: An Expert Guide to Getting Stuff Done.” (Lerner Publishing)

A respected resource on ADHD and Executive Functioning, Leslie writes the weekly “Dear ADHD Family Coach®” column for ADDitude Magazine, the premiere magazine for adults and children with ADHD.  She speaks to audiences all over the world helping them utilize their resources to best navigate the task-driven world in which they live.

In 2020, Leslie’s line of student organizing products developed with SamSill Corp was released. And for the last seven years, Leslie has been named by Global Gurus as one of the top 20 Time Management experts in the world.

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