Does your differently-wired child struggle with getting things done or remembering the steps necessary to accomplish a task? These are some of what is called executive function skills. The official definition of executive function is a set of processes that have to do with managing oneself and one’s resources in order to achieve a goal. When kids struggle with executive function, it impacts them in all areas of their lives.
In this episode, Colleen speaks with Seth Perler, executive function coach, educator, and vlogger who genuinely cares about seeing outside-the-box kids succeed. They discuss executive function skills and how our quirky kids may need different approaches to learning.
Links and Resources from Today’s Show:
- Sponsor: Bardsy (free writing template printables in addition to the free Reader level for RLL listeners at www.bardsy.com/rll)
- Seth Perler’s website
- Seth Perler’s YouTube channel
- Seth Perler’s Blog
- Executive Function Coaching with Seth Perler
- What is Executive Function?
- Your Child’s 7 Executive Functions — and How to Boost Them
- What is a 2E/Twice-Exceptional Student?
- Asynchronous Development in Children
- RLL #68: Self-Directed Education with Peter Gray, PhD
- RLL #80: Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School? with Blake Boles
- Where Does Your Energy Go?
- Homeschooling and Executive Function
- Rubrics (Building Effective Systems)
- Free printable pdf version of a System Checklist from Seth Perler
- An Excellent Way To Evaluate Curriculum (“Content, Process, and Product”)
- How to Backwards Plan for Exams & Projects
- What is Emotional Intelligence?
- Let’s Talk About Emotional Overexcitability?
- Help Your Intense Child Regulate Emotions Easily
- The 10 Best Apps to Help You Focus and Block Distractions
- What is Executive Function? (a quick version)
- How to make what’s hard, easy! Stop PROCRASTINATING
- Helping Your Child Strengthen Their Executive Function Skills Workbook
- RLL #20: Helping Your Kiddo with Executive Function Skills Struggles | A Listener Question
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