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Apr 22, 2020

Executive functions (EF) are much more than just organization! We need executive functions to be able to be flexible, generate ideas, problem-solve, hold information in out brain while completing a task, manage task demands, and monitor one's own performance against some standard of what is needed or expected. Today we speak with Kit Savage, founder and managing director of Savage Advocates ( In addition to special ed advocacy, Kit follows the Brown Model of ADD/ADHD ( and Dr. George McCloskey’s research on Executive Functioning ( to inform her coaching work with students who experience executive dysfunctions. We’ll talk about how EF impacts students in and out of the classroom, strategies for addressing EF, and what parents need to know to help their students with weak executive functions - especially now, during the COVID-19 school closures! You can find Kit and Savage Advocates at: