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Executive Functions

We use these skills every day to learn, work, and manage daily life. Trouble with executive function can make it hard to focus, follow directions, and handle emotions, among other things.

What are Executive Functions?


Executive Function (EF) skills are a very important set of mental processes that help us to manage our behaviors and prioritize resources in order to achieve a future goal. These skills allow us to prioritize what is important, organize and plan for task completion, filter out distractions, inhibit competing demands, get started on tasks without undue procrastination, sustain attention to them until finished, and self-monitor for accuracy, completeness, and other aspects of work-related quality while working. Executive skills develop gradually over time and at different rates for different individuals. These skills take place in the prefrontal cortex of the brain and are among the last to develop. 


While executive dysfunction is not a formal mental health diagnosis, poor executive function skills are often the result of underlying health conditions or neurodevelopmental disorders. Common conditions that may result in executive dysfunction include: 

Fortunately, these skills can be learned and developed over time for some individuals. EF coaching can provide you with useful tools and strategies for improving time management, sustaining focus, organizing and restoring order, overcoming procrastination, and regulating uncontrolled emotions and impulses. Our unique process for assessment, intervention, and goal development will allow our experienced EF Coaches to better understand your individual needs and help to determine which of our programs would work best for you.  

Contact us to get started improving your EF skills today.


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