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Fall 12-5-2019


This paper is a review of executive function skills and the role of these skills in college students. Executive functioning allows individuals to process their surroundings and manage oneself in order to successfully complete a task. During college, students are attempting to balance various aspects of their lives. Effective use of executive functioning can allow a college student to be successful across all areas of their life. However, when a breakdown in executive functioning occurs, students may have difficulty achieving goals and balancing their demanding lives. These students may benefit from speech language therapy services. This literature review brings together information regarding executive functioning across various domains of a students’ life: academic, social, vocational, and independent living. The information collected provides the framework for executive function in college level students and functions as an introduction to the therapy manual.