20+ Tips for Supporting Executive Function Skills at Home

This is a featured image for a blog post about executive function skills. The title of the post is on the left and on the right there is a picture of a child working on a schedule with an adult.

Executive function refers to a set of brain-based cognitive processes that help us to plan, regulate our behavior, and achieve our goals. Depending on where you look, the number of executive function skills varies considerably. However, executive function skills are related to three main areas: working memory, flexible thinking, and self-control.

This includes skills such as:

  • time management
  • task initiation
  • focus
  • organization
  • impulse control
  • planning and prioritization
  • emotional control
  • flexibility
  • stress tolerance
  • defining goals
  • observation


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