Components of the Social Thinking Methodology fit within the Executive Functioning concept by addressing goal setting, action plans, perspective taking and organization.
Social thinking challenges routinely prevent individuals from accurately interpreting social information. These challenges can be said to represent a social executive function problem (sometimes called a social multitasking problem). The ability to socially process and respond to information requires more than factual knowledge of obvious social rules and unspoken rules (hidden rules of the situation). It also requires the ability to consider the perspective of the person with whom you are talking.