A: Executive Functioning occurs in the frontal cortex (behind your forehead) and it helps the brain organize and act on information. I have heard it explained as the "conductor of the symphony." It involves a lot of complicated functions such as focusing, shifting attention from one task to another, initiating and organizing tasks, using working memory and recalling information, managing frustration and emotions, and controlling impulses. These are a lot of the same issues that children with attention disorders can find challenging. If your child is having significant difficulty in one or more of these areas, please call for a consultation at ETS.