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Executive Functioning

Executive functions let people plan, organize and complete tasks.

The executive functions are a set of processes that all have to do with managing oneself and one's resources in order to achieve a goal. It is an umbrella term for the neurologically-based skills involving mental control and self-regulation. Taken from What Is Executive Functioning? By: Joyce Cooper-Kahn and Laurie Dietzel

November: I can adjust to the unexpected and be a flexible thinker.
December: I can stay focused, manage my time, and complete my tasks

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  1. Executive Function & Self-Regulation 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 aircraft on multiple runways, the brain needs this skill set to filter distractions, prioritize tasks, set and achieve goals, and control impulses.