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Here you will find information about your child’s executive functions. Executive Functions refer to a set of thinking skills such as organizing, planning, initiating tasks, self-monitoring, and flexibility in problem-solving approach. A good way to understand executive functions is to think of the term executive. In a company, executives need to be able to work under a deadline and make plans for how to get things done. All of these skills are regulated by the pre-frontal lobe in our brains. This set of skills can be thought of as controlled by your brain’s ‘central executive.’ This ‘executive’ organizes and plans out how to accomplish tasks and is responsible for goal-directed behavior. Some refer to these skills as ‘higher order thinking’ abilities.