What is Executive Functioning?


Executive functions are the set of skills

that serve as the command center of the brain. They are frontal lobe cognitive skills that develop over time from childhood through young adulthood. 


Executive functioning skills can most

simply be described as the ability to:

- Manage Time and Attention

- Set Goals

- Plan and Organize

- Switch Focus

- Adjust and Refocus

- Attend to Details

- Develop Timelines

- Complete Tasks Efficiently      

- Manage Stress and Anxiety

- Collaborate Effectively

- Maintain Clutter-Free Space

- Control and Regulate Behavior:

  Attention,  Emotion, and Motivation


Executive function skills are developed

by creating changes in systems and

routines over time, further reinforced

by positive experiences and feedback.  





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Karin Bright

Executive Function Coach

Portland, Oregon           

"Karin is an excellent communicator and facilitator, compassionate, organized, and holds the care and well being of the child and family above all else. In the times that we saw her interact with our sons we were always impressed with her ease, her positive attitude, and her creativity. We feel lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Karin and to know her as a person and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her support, experience and guidance to others."

"We feel so lucky to have found Karin. She is a delight!  She is wonderful to work with for the parents and a cheerleader and advocate for the kids at home and at school.  She knows all the methods to help move her students forward while maintaining a positive outlook and understanding of the kids.  Having Karin, an outside person who your child likes, who knows the ins and outs of the challenges the kids face, who helps decrease the household homework stress and can interact with the school to help your child, is priceless."

extremely dedicated and