Get started with Executive Function

Get started with Executive Function, the root of academic and social emotional skill development.  Prepare your organization for greater success.

Executive Function

Get started with Executive Function, the root of academic and social emotional skill development.  Prepare your organization for greater success.

What is Executive Function?

Often called the air traffic controller of the mind, Executive Function is a key set of brain-based skills required for impulse control in children, as well as academic and life success. In fact, Executive Function can be a better predictor of academic and social-emotional skills than traditional IQ tests, and it can be improved through reflection and practice. In short, Executive Function is one of the most important sets of skills that children need to acquire in order to be successful in life.

What is Executive Function?

Often called the air traffic controller of the mind, Executive Function is a key set of brain-based skills required for impulse control in children, as well as academic and life success. In fact, Executive Function can be a better predictor of academic and social-emotional skills than traditional IQ tests, and it can be improved through reflection and practice. In short, Executive Function is one of the most important sets of skills that children need to acquire in order to be successful in life.

Why Use the MEFS App to Measure Executive Function?

Drs. Stephanie Carlson and Philip Zelazo, Co-Founders of Reflection Sciences, explain the MEFS App and the importance of measuring and improving children’s Executive Function skills.

Why Use the MEFS App to Measure Executive Function?

Drs. Stephanie Carlson and Philip Zelazo, Co-Founders of Reflection Sciences, explain the MEFS App and the importance of measuring and improving children’s Executive Function skills.

Professional Development

Reflection Sciences offers a variety of professional development courses centered around the understanding, measurement, and improvement of Executive Function.

MEFS App™

Our award-winning MEFS App is research reliable and valid down to age 24 months.  MEFS provides a direct score of Executive Function in approximately 5 minutes or less.  Children love the game-like app! 

Intervention

From digital games, to downloadable guides, Reflection Sciences and its reputable partners offer Executive Function intervention strategies for students of all ages in a variety of mediums.

Professional Development

Reflection Sciences offers a variety of professional development courses centered around the understanding, measurement, and improvement of Executive Function.

MEFS App™

Our award-winning MEFS App is research reliable and valid down to age 24 months.  MEFS provides a direct score of Executive Function in approximately 5 minutes or less.  Children love the game-like app! 

Intervention

From digital games, to downloadable guides, Reflection Sciences and its reputable partners offer Executive Function intervention strategies for students of all ages in a variety of mediums.

Professional Development

Reflection Sciences offers a variety of professional development courses centered around the understanding, measurement, and improvement of Executive Function.

MEFS App™

Our award-winning MEFS App is research reliable and valid down to age 24 months.  MEFS provides a direct score of Executive Function in approximately 5 minutes or less.  Children love the game-like app! 

Intervention

From digital games, to downloadable guides, Reflection Sciences and its reputable partners offer Executive Function intervention strategies for students of all ages in a variety of mediums.

Executive Function & Social Development: What’s the connection?

Executive Function skills are consistently associated with social development. Individuals with better Executive Function skills are better able to understand someone else’s perspective and beliefs, as well as predict the behavior of others in a social setting. One form of social cognition associated with Executive Function is called Theory of Mind. Having a developed ‘Theory of Mind’ means having an understanding that people have their own thoughts, beliefs, emotions, opinions, and their own mental states, that might or might not align with reality or with someone else’s.

There is an implied connection between a preschooler’s ability to demonstrate their Theory of Mind and the development of executive functioning skills. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics states that much like early Executive Function skills, healthy early childhood social-emotional development is essential for educational readiness, social well-being, and preventive mental health.

“Theory of mind” is the understanding that peoples’ actions are caused by idiosyncratic mental states like beliefs, desires, and intentions.”

-Wellman, H. M. (1990). The Child ‘s Theory of Mind. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Executive Function & Social Development: What’s the connection?

Executive Function skills are consistently associated with social development. Individuals with better Executive Function skills are better able to understand someone else’s perspective and beliefs, as well as predict the behavior of others in a social setting. One form of social cognition associated with Executive Function is called Theory of Mind. Having a developed ‘Theory of Mind’ means having an understanding that people have their own thoughts, beliefs, emotions, opinions, and their own mental states, that might or might not align with reality or with someone else’s.

There is an implied connection between a preschooler’s ability to demonstrate their Theory of Mind and the development of executive functioning skills. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics states that much like early Executive Function skills, healthy early childhood social-emotional development is essential for educational readiness, social well-being, and preventive mental health.

“Theory of mind” is the understanding that peoples’ actions are caused by idiosyncratic mental states like beliefs, desires, and intentions.”

Wellman, H. M. (1990). The Child ‘s Theory of Mind. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

What your organization gets with their Reflection Sciences Plan

Free Plan

For Individual Classrooms

Premium Plan

For B2B Customers

Features

Free Plan

For Individual Classrooms

Premium Plan

For B2B Customers

Basic Executive Function (EF) and Introductory Assessment Training (60 minutes)

Executive Function MEFS Certification
Access to the Assessment App (Android, iOs)

EFgo™

MEFS™

Children Assessed

Up to 35

Unlimited

Individual Child Report

Free Classroom Intervention Activity (Bear/Dragon)

Personalized Interventions Recommendations

Classroom Student Average View
Classroom / Group Reports
District / Organization Reports
Roster Upload
Assessment Data Export

Advanced Research Data Export / Trials

Priority Support

Premium Products

Available with respective plan(s)

Upgrades Available

For Classrooms

Premium Plan

For B2B Customers

Executive Function MEFS Certification

Professional Development

RS Interventions Activities Guide

Partner Interventions

Consulting / Advanced Data Analysis

RS Provides Examiners for Professional Development + MEFS Deployment/Assessment