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Executive Function – A series by Philip David Zelazo, Ph.D.

In this six-part series, Dr. Philip Zelazo explains executive function in a non-technical way, including how it develops in infancy, childhood and adolescence.  He also covers disorders of executive function, as well as methods of developing executive function.   The focus is on children but in the first part of the series, Dr. Zelazo provides a useful discussion of executive function in a problem-solving framework.

Part 1, highlighted here, focuses on describing the basics of executive function, the brain science related to executive function and how executive function develops from infancy.

Executive Function – Part 1: What is executive function?

Interested in the full series?  You can find it here: Dr. Philip Zelazo’s Series on Executive Function