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Logged In and Checked Out: The Cognitive Cost of COVID-19 – Helping Students Struggling with Executive Functioning

Children with executive functioning challenges have difficulty with working memory, flexible thinking (cognitive flexibility), and self-control – important skills that affect learning and school achievement. Often, children with executive functions difficulties become frustrated because “they can’t do school” despite their ability to understand the concepts as they are taught. Those attending this Community Talk will learn:

  • Signs that your child could be struggling with executive functioning challenges.
  • What can co-occur with executive functioning challenges.
  • How trouble with executive functions can be diagnosed.

Join us as Dr. Mele-McCarthy discusses what schools can do to help and what parents can do to help their struggling child.