by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
Part 2 in a Series (click HERE for Part 1))
What the heck ARE Executive Functions ANYWAY?
Well, that all depends on who you ask!
While there is certainly a consensus that executive systems are involved in handling situations outside the domains of most of the processes of the body (whether ‘automatic’ or something under our conscious control) – and while there is very little disagreement that executive processes are not controlled by the same processes that produce our emotional reactions –
the exact nature of executive control
is difficult to pin down and articulate.
Until science discovers more about the neuro-chemical, bio-electric processes underlying brain function, all anybody can really do is attempt to describe them based on how and where they work – or don’t!
Try to describe the elements that combine to allow an orchestra to…
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