The more aware adults are of how to develop these skills in children, the greater the possibility children can overcome an executive function deficit.
- Inhibition: The ability to control impulses or stop a behavior.
- Initiation: The ability to start projects in a timely and adequate manner.
- Mental Flexibility: The ability to assimilate new information into previously acquired knowledge.
- Emotional Control: The ability to measure an emotional response and alter the response when the situation calls for it.
- Self Monitoring: The ability to monitor oneself for appropriate behavior or measure performance to meet expectations.
- Working Memory: The ability to hold information learned and reproduce it when necessary.
- Planning/Organization: The ability to organize oneself in order to complete a task.
- Categorization/Materials: The ability to organize the materials needed to complete a task.