Executive functioning: What’s that have to do with a language disorder?

After working with students for over 13 years the one thing that continues to amaze me is the fact that so often language remediation of a language disorder has as much to do with language as it does with executive functioning including self-regulation. Here’s a site that defines and looks at executive functioning in children. http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/News/Executive-Function-Part-Six-Training-executive-function.aspx?articleID=8177&categoryID=news-type. Working with students with language disorders means teaching vocabulary, grammar, pragmatics, semantics, comprehension, but also must include instruction in how to learn.

Published by Kai Long

Kai currently lives in MA and is interested in collaborating with others to develop a deeper understanding of our speech and language needs.