What Are Executive Functions and Self-Regulation and What Do They Have to Do With Language-Learning Disorders? In this article, executive functions and selfregulation are defined and the reciprocal influence of these factors on the performance of students with language-learning disorders (LLD) is explored. A case study demonstrates the integration of executive functions, self-regulation, and language processes within speech and language assessment and intervention. Clinicians are urged ... Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   July 01, 1999
What Are Executive Functions and Self-Regulation and What Do They Have to Do With Language-Learning Disorders?
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Bonnie D. Singer, PhD
    Educational Enhancement Center, 23 Pleasant Street, Newton Center, MA 02459
  • Anthony S. Bashir
    Emerson College, Boston, MA
  • Corresponding author: e-mail: bsinger@ziplink.net
Article Information
Attention, Memory & Executive Functions
Clinical Forum   |   July 01, 1999
What Are Executive Functions and Self-Regulation and What Do They Have to Do With Language-Learning Disorders?
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1999, Vol. 30, 265-273. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.3003.265
History: Received September 21, 1998 , Accepted April 5, 1999
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1999, Vol. 30, 265-273. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.3003.265
History: Received September 21, 1998; Accepted April 5, 1999

In this article, executive functions and selfregulation are defined and the reciprocal influence of these factors on the performance of students with language-learning disorders (LLD) is explored. A case study demonstrates the integration of executive functions, self-regulation, and language processes within speech and language assessment and intervention. Clinicians are urged to consider the interactive effects of executive function, self-regulatory, and language processes when addressing the needs of students with LLD.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
We are grateful to Penny Prather for her helpful suggestions. We also express our appreciation to our reviewers, whose insights guided the final preparation of this manuscript.
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