Executive Functioning

Executive Functioning refers to mental processes that allow us to accomplish or execute tasks.  These include:

  • initiation

  • prioritize, organize, and sequence

  • make decisions cautiously

  • set reasonable goals

  • make short-term and long-term plans to meet goals

  • predict outcomes

  • manage time effectively

  • inhibit distractions

  • solve problems

  • keep track of information and pay close attention

  • be flexible

  • shift attention from one task to another

  • future planning

These functions are mainly controlled by the prefrontal cortex, though other areas of the brain are involved as well.  Difficulties in these areas will impact many aspects of life, including school performance, work performance, and interpersonal relationships.  The good news is, executive functioning skills can be taught and strengthened.  We provide tailored, direct instruction to help children, adolescents, and adults of all ages improve their performance and productivity in school, work, and at home.  

Are you a high school senior?  Check out our Executive Functioning Prep for College Course