Executive functions

These are the functions or skills we need to execute everyday tasks. Our strengths and challenges in these functions can play a big part in our lives. We have identified 12 types of executive functions.

Click on the images below to explore the individual executive functions:

A word about Neurodiversity and Neurodivergence

Neurodiversity describes the range of thinking and cognitive styles across human society. The human population is neurodiverse in the same way as we are diverse in other areas including culture, race, sexuality etc. Some assessable conditions, such as dyslexia, autism, dyspraxia, ADHD etc., have a significant impact on how people receive, process and apply information. This is neurodivergence. What these neurodivergent conditions have in common is the impact they have on people’s executive functions; the skills we need to “do” things every day. This often shows up in bright people with great ideas who find organisation in day to day work and life difficult. This is the area we are focusing on.