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2019-07-11 17:53:35Tags:

Language-based learning disabilities (LBLDs) such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and ADHD, impact over 2.4 million students in the United States and represent over 45 percent of all students receiving special education (National Center for Education Statistics 2018). These disabilities are frequently viewed as a continuum of interacting learning challenges (Silver 2016). Indeed, over 44 percent of children identified as having ADHD are also identified as having a learning disability such



While executive functioning deficits are known to positively impact a student’s ability to organize and execute tasks, they can also adversely affect a student’s ability to write.



Working memory is an executive functioning skill. And it’s one of the most important skills a child can have. Essentially it's the ability to hold on to information long enough to do something with it.



Many parents, educators, and practitioners have encountered the day-to-day frustrations associated with weak executive functioning in teens. While some delay in executive functioning is to be expected as the frontal lobes are not fully developed in adolescence, some teens experience more significant weakness, which can affect academics and family relationships.



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