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

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 notice or even comment if one day you do smell bad.” In that vein, people are typically complimentary of those who are organized, goal-oriented, consistent, reliable, or independent. It’s when we have to ‘fix’ someone else’s faux pas and anticipate their mismanagement that we notice.

In my professional career as a Speech-Language Pathlogist, I have noticed that some individuals are naturally talented in the arena of being organized...

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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 ...

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