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

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...

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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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