what is executive function

What is
Executive Function?

Executive Function is a set of mental skills that are used to manage our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to achieve goals. The most distinct element of Executive Function is that these mental skills help us get off autopilot and engage intentionally to solve personal problems while working towards specific goals. In other words, it’s how you meet YOUR goals, with YOUR plans, and YOUR push.

executive function

What is
Executive Function?

Executive Function is an important
set of mental processes that
enable self-management and
emotional regulation in order for
us to achieve our goals.

BLOG: Executive Function in Everyday Life!

By Sucheta Kamath, MA, CCC-SLP

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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 or on our cell phone. 

My husband and I got into the car and we entered the address of a local restaurant into our navigational system. We fondly call the female GPS voice “Cathy.” Cathy quickly mapped out the route and also gave us three choices ...

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