b 164 Higher-level cognitive functions

Last modified
4 August 2020

Specific mental functions especially dependent on the frontal lobes of the brain, including complex goal-directed behaviours such as decision-making, abstract thinking, planning and carrying out plans, mental flexibility, and deciding which behaviours are appropriate under what circumstances; often called executive functions.

Functional Disability

functions of abstraction and organization of ideas; time management, insight and judgement; concept formation, categorization and cognitive flexibility

Social Support

Comprehending the literal and implied meanings of messages conveyed by gestures, symbols and drawings, such as realizing that a child


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