Speech Therapy -> Executive Function

Executive Function

Referring to the group of mental skills used daily including planning, thinking, self-regulation/self-control, working memory, self-monitoring, time management, and organization.

Minor focus areas



Therapists who selected this major focus area as their top area of expertise.

  • Sara Lowczyk

    Sara Lowczyk

    Therapist CCC-SLP

    I love working with speech AND language kids, but language has my heart. My specialities include ...

    • Sidekick Therapy Partners Sidekick Therapy Partners

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Related Disorder(s)

  • Childhood apraxia of speech - Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a disorder that involves difficulty in making speech sounds voluntarily and stringing these sounds together in the correct order to make words. A person with childhood apraxia of speech is not intellectually impaired. Speech pathologists assess, diagnose and support people with CAS.
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.
  • Motor Speech Disorders - Dysarthria can be related to neurological damage, however it can be related to many other causes. Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder above all. A dysarthria diagnoses can come from a weakened Parkinson’s patient, a anatomy damaged TBI patient, a stroke patient with cranial nerve and strength deficits, etc).
  • Neurological Conditions - Types of neurological conditions may include: Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementias, Brain Cancer, Epilepsy and Other Seizure Disorders, Mental Disorders, Parkinson’s and Other Movement Disorders, and Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA).
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder - Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental condition that involves persistent challenges in social interaction, speech and nonverbal communication, and restricted/repetitive behaviors. The effects of ASD and the severity of symptoms are different in each person.

Reference links

  • Learning Two Languages: Bilingualism Author: ASHA - Information and resources for SLPs and parents of bilingual children
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Patients With Executive Dysfunction Following Brain Injury Author: Emily Pilcher, M.Ed, CCC-SLP; Andrea L. Witt M.Ed, CCC-SLP, CBIS - At the conclusion of the session, the learner will be able to: • Identify formal and informal ways to evaluate executive dysfunction • Identify treatment activities for patients with executive dysfunction • Discuss compensatory strategies and recommendations to assist with returning to school
  • What Are Executive Functions and Self-Regulation and What Do They Have to Do With Language-Learning Disorders? Author: Bonnie D Singer; A. Bashir - In this article, executive functions and self regulation are defined and the reciprocal influence of these factors on the performance of students with language-learning disorders (LLD) is explored. A case study demonstrates the integration of executive functions, self-regulation, and language processes within speech and language assessment and intervention. Clinicians are urged to consider the interactive effects of executive function, self-regulatory, and language processes when addressing the needs of students with LLD.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) Evaluation Resources Author: Bilinguistics - Dozens of speech, language, fluency, and other evaluation resources for bilingual evaluations
  • Bilingual Service Delivery Author: ASHA - Information and resources regarding bilingual service delivery by SLPs (from ASHA)
  • Executive Function & Self-Regulation Author: Harvard University - Executive function and self-regulation skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember, and juggle multiple tasks.