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Bolstering Executive Function for Kids who Learn Differently

Season 2 | Episode 8
Airdate: May 2022

What is executive function? As the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University puts it, “Just as an air traffic control system at a busy airport manages the arrivals and departures of many aircraft on multiple runways, executive function skills allow us to retain and work with information in our brains, focus our attention, filter distractions, and switch mental gears.” While not a learning disability, executive functioning issues are typical with people with attention issues and learning differences. On this episode, you’ll learn the basics of executive function in our “In the Know” segment. Next, our national panel of experts will provide a deeper understanding and actionable strategies for enhancing executive function during our “Ask the Experts” conversation. Later, you’ll meet our latest “Difference Maker,” once a struggling dyslexic who turned his Kryptonite into a secret weapon for inspiring children with dyslexia — especially children of color.