Understanding Executive Function

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. 

Learn more by watching the below video produced by Harvard University's Center on the Developing Child for their recent InBrief web series, in an effort to express key concepts of Executive Function and Self-Regulation.