Learn2Love*Love2Learn,LLC - Executive Functioning
Learn2Love*Love2Learn,LLC - Offering Diagnostic Educational Evaluations
8 KEY EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS             

SKILL 1:  Impulse Control
What it meansImpulse Control helps you think before acting
How it looks:  People with weak Impulse Control might blurt out inappropriate things.  They are also more likely to engage in risky behavior.          

SKILL 2:  Emotional Control
What it meansEmotional Control helps you keep your feelings in check
How it looks:  People with weak emotional control tend to overreact.  They can have trouble dealing with criticism and regrouping when something goes wrong.          

SKILL 3: Flexible Thinking
What it meansFlexible Thinking allows you to adjust to the unexpected
How it looks:  People with rigid thinking don’t roll with the punches.  They might get frustrated if asked to think about something from a different angle.          

SKILL 4:  Working Memory
What it means:  Working Memory helps you keep key information in mind.  
How it looks:  People with weak working memory have trouble remembering directions---even if they have taken notes or you have repeated them several times.          

SKILL 5:  Self-Monitoring
What it means:  Self-Monitoring allows you to evaluate how you are doing.
How it looks:People with self-monitoring skills may be surprised by negative feedback or a bad grade.             

SKILL 6:  Planning and Prioritizing
What it meansPlanning and prioritizing help you decide on a goal and a plan to meet it.
How it looks:  People with weak planning and prioritizing skills may not know which parts of a project are most important.  They might get caught up on the small details or the big picture, but not both at the same time.           

SKILL 7:  Task Initiation
What it means:  Task initiation helps you take action and get started.  
How it looks:  People who have weak task initiation skills may freeze up because they have no idea where to begin.           

SKILL 8:  Organization
What it means:  Organization helps you keep track of things physically and mentally
How it looks:  People with weak organization skills can lose their train of thought---as well as their cell phone, car keys, or homework.    

Source: www.Understood.org
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