What is Executive Function?

Executive Function skills are "self-management" skills.


To be successful in life, we must learn to manage our emotions, focus our attention, organize, plan, manage time, and reflect as needed.


As the demands of life increase over time, having well developed Executive Function skills becomes critical to success in school, work, and life in general.


Executive Function challenges are part of an ADHD diagnosis and/or other learning exceptionalities, but you don't need a formal diagnosis to struggle in this area.


In fact, many teens (and adults, for that matter) who were not supported properly in elementary & middle school will feel like they are drowning in work when they get to high school, university, or at work. 

Academic, work and overall success in life performance requires effective:


  • Time management skills

  • Stamina

  • Thought organization

  • Organization in general (keeping track of belongings)

  • Attention strategies

  • Planning and prioritizing

  • Task initiation

  • Staying on task

  • Problem solving

  • Self-reflection

  • Impulse control

  • Emotional regulation



For any age!  

What can you expect?


​Our talented and professional staff will help clients of any age in the development of effective

  • Social skills

  • Emotional regulation skills

  • Executive Functioning skills

In real world situations - not just theoretical - navigating specific situations (at the mall, in the grocery store, social settings, in the classroom, in the workplace & among family members)

Our behaviour therapists are matched specifically to meet your individual needs to provide support one-to-one or in group settings.

“To be successful in life takes flexibility, creativity, self-control and discipline. Central to all of those are ‘executive functions.’”
- Dr. Adele Diamond
Canada Research Chair in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

NowWhat? is based in Hamilton, Ontario. We provide on-site services in Hamilton, Halton, Brant, Niagara, Haldimand and the GTA.

We are also available for remote consultation and online / phone support across North America.  Specialising in ADHD, ASD, Anxiety, Emotional Regulation.

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