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The Many Definitions of Executive Function

SMARTS' Online Executive Function Curriculum outlines, in this short post, problems inherent in defining executive function and the dangers of failing to define it properly.



The myriad definitions of executive function are discussed here, along with a cautionary message for educators confused about its meaning.  SMARTS offers it's own definition based on the work of Lynn Meltzer, and breaks down executive function into five components that address the needs of students.   

To learn about basic elements included in defining executive function.

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Michael Greschler, M.Ed., SMARTS Director

SMARTS online executive function curriculum

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Executive Functions


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October 29, 2018
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