Executive Function

What Exactly Is Executive Function?

Executive Function is a “self-management system of the brain” (FOOTNOTE BELOW). It is a set of skills that allow people to control their behavior and direct it toward longer-term goals, rather than doing what is automatic or easiest to accomplish.

Frequently Asked Questions about Executive Function


Executive Function 101 – Prepared by The National Center for Learning Disabilities
How do I know if my child has executive function issues? – The Child Mind Institute
Executive Function at a Glance – 8 key Executive Functions – Understood.Org
Meet executive function: How to learn in the age of information overload – The Brookings Institution
Activities and Programs That Improve Children’s Executive Functions – NIH
The skills students need to be succeessful in college and the workforce – Ryan Wexelblatt, MSS, LSW

What’s the difference between Executive Function and ADHD?