Executive Function is the capacity to plan, organize, and monitor the execution of behaviors that are strategically directed in a goal-oriented manner.
NIH Toolbox focuses on these components of Executive Function:
Inhibition of automatic response tendencies that may interfere with achieving a goal
Set shifting, the capacity for switching among multiple aspects of a strategy or task
Executive Function is measured by:
NIH Toolbox Dimensional Change Card Sort Test
NIH Toolbox Flanker Inhibitory Control and Attention Test