BLOG: Executive Function in Everyday Life!

By Sucheta Kamath, MA, CCC-SLP

Failure IS an Option
Recover as Soon as You Discover

A very moving incident occured in my practice a while back. James, a young college bound student, came into my office with the face of a lost puppy, an expression of disappointment with a hint of self-loathing. Here is what he told me…

After having a disastrous spring semester last year, James tuned a new leaf by seeking help from a professional (a neuropsychologist) to address his disorganization, time management problems and chronic issues with underachievement. Since we started working together, we had been discussing the process of goal setting, evaluating plans, and assessing consequences of inactions...

What’s Uncommon About Common Sense? Ten Ways of Identifying Executive Dysfunction

I often say, pracitcing good Executive Function skills is like taking a daily shower. “No one compliments you for looking clean and smelling fresh, but it’s guaranteed that everyone will...
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MENTAL GPS: Take Me Where I Need to Go

Many people hear the term Executive Function, but most of us don’t really understand what it is and how it works. One of the easiest ways to describe the important set of mental processes called Executive Function, is to think about the GPS we are all familiar with in our car ...