Executive Function and Dyslexia

Part 1- The Relationship Between Executive Function Skills and Dyslexia

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Executive Function and Dyslexia
6 Students
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Part 1: The Relationship Between Executive Function Skills and Dyslexia

Children and adolescents who are diagnosed with dyslexia, as well as other learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and/or problems in social, emotional, and behavioral functioning, often display impairments in their use of executive functions. And research shows that academic performance is linked to a variety of these executive function skills, including:

Planning, organizing and prioritizing information
Reading for meaning
Separating main ideas from details in the text
Thinking flexibly
Memorizing important information
Monitoring progress

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Each part is about 40 minutes long



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Nikosi Darnell Ph.D., M.S., CCC-SLP

Clearview Speech and Consulting Services, PLLC

Dr. Nikosi Darnell is a speech-language pathologist and child development specialist with over 17-years of experience working with individuals across the lifespan. She is a qualified and proven clinician with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of speech, language, and swallowing disorders. Language-based disorder specialty areas include dyslexia, executive function skills, auditory comprehension and expressive communication. Nikosi’s passion for working with students presenting with language-based deficits, such as dyslexia and executive function weakness, developed from working with children and their families in the home, clinic, school, more


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What is executive functioning?

Executive function and self-regulation skills refer to the ability to plan in school and work, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully.

What is dyslexia?

Simply put, dyslexia means problems with reading. Around 10% of people all over the world struggle with learning how to read efficiently. It is caused by how a person's brain is wired and is commonly assumed to be genetic.