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Executive Function and Your Child

Executive function is a set of mental skills that help you get things done. These skills are essential in creativity, thinking "outside the box", and focusing on the things that lead to a successful classroom experience.  

Executive function helps you:
  • Manage time
  • Pay attention
  • Switch focus
  • Plan and organize
  • Remember details
  • Avoid saying or doing the wrong thing
  • Do things based on your experience
Here are two short movies that help explain executive functioning.

Executive Functioning Part 1

Executive Functioning Part 2