Executive Functioning Skills

"Executive function and self-regulation skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. Just as an air traffic control system at a busy airport safely manages the arrivals and departures of many aircrafts on multiple runways, the brain needs this skill set to filter distractions, prioritize tasks, set and achieve goals, and control impulses."

“Executive functioning skills provide critical supports for learning and development, and while we are not necessarily born with these skills, we are born with the potential to develop them through interaction and practice.”

Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University