Executive control processes, which include executive functions and executive skills, are a compilation of skills and abilities that, over time, support children’s ability to increasingly control their thoughts, behavior, and learning. The development of core executive control processes is predictive of success in school and in life, as well as correlated with mental health and therapeutic outcomes.
Strengthening executive control processes is at the heart of how BrainTools® operates. Executive control strengths serve as protective factors and can decrease the symptomatology of a variety of neurodevelopmental conditions such as attention deficit disorders, developmental language disorders, and developmental dyslexia. In like manner, weaknesses in executive control processes are often at the root of a child’s learning challenges.
BrainTools® Executive Function Model is based on over 20 years of research and development. The methodologies associated with our executive function model grounds all of our work with children and families.