- Difference Between Damage And Impairment
- Frontal Lobe and Executive Functions
- How Executive Functions Affect Learning
- What happens when executive functions are impaired
- Symptoms of impaired executive functions
- Association between psychiatric impairments and executive functions
- How executive function deficits are treated in the context of speech language therapy
I loved that Tatyana started this packet off with an overview of the brain and its functions as they related to the frontal lobe, language, and executive functioning. She also had a nice piece on the differences between damage and impairment. She defined executive functioning and gave examples of how executive functioning affects learning, and then what that might look like if executive functions were impaired. She went into detail about what symptoms you might see in a student with executive functioning deficits. Tatyana did a nice job of touching on the different types of disorders that may be associated with deficits of executive functioning, and noted that they appear to play a role in anti-social behavior. She closed the presentation with a statement about our scope of practice, a list of considerations for treatment, and therapy suggestions. I especially love her last statement, “You may not fix it but you can make it better by teaching our clients to compensate!” And that’s what I've found with my students, providing strategies to help them compensate is key.
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