Executive function is defined as a group of cognitive abilities that control the skills required for goal-directed behavior. These skills are used across all areas of life (home, school, and in the community), and are an important part of human development. However, there are times that a learner may require additional assistance to enhance these skills.
Examples of some of the executive functioning skills we address are:
- Attending to tasks
- Completing tasks
- Following multiple-step directions
- Planning and scheduling
- Prioritizing tasks
- Self-evaluation skills
- Adaptability in thinking
- Controlling emotions and impulses
Executive functioning skills can increase the probability of success in numerous areas of life (e.g., student, employee, friend, citizen).