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Study: Kids Who Struggle With Executive Function Vastly More Likely to Experience Academic Difficulties

The 74 Million – Kevin Mahnken

“Kindergartners who experience deficits in executive function — a set of cognitive skills that allow people to plan, solve problems, and control impulses — are much more likely to face academic difficulties in elementary school, according to a new working paper that was presented to the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting Friday. In math alone, their odds of struggling by third grade are increased fivefold, authors find.” (more)

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