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Executive functioning issues

Video: Why Executive Function Is So Important for Your Child

By The Understood Team

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Executive function is like the air traffic control system of the brain—and it plays a big part in learning. It lets kids manage all the different streams of information they receive. It helps kids plan projects and see them through. And it allows them to adjust when situations change.

This video from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University explains how executive function develops.

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Portrait of Mark Griffin

Mark Griffin, Ph.D., was the founding headmaster of Eagle Hill School, a school for children with specific learning disabilities.

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