LD Expert Podcast

Executive Function – Series 2

    This podcast series builds upon the foundations from Executive Function - Series 1.

    Does starting a new school year stir up anxiety? Is it a rough start getting back into the rhythm of school, homework and free time? Are homework battles a daily occurrence?

    The tools and strategies in these podcast episodes will help make the transition back to school much more smoothly. And most importantly, will teach your kid the skills they need to stay organized and execute for the rest of their lives.


    EPISODE 26

    Sneak Peek: The Executive Function Online Summit (TEFOS 2022) - Seth Perler

    Seth Perler is our guest. He is an Executive Function and ADHD coach, and the creator of The Executive Function Online Summit which is a free 3-day immersion with over 30 experts.

    In this week's episode, you'll learn:

    • The destructive messages that kids get
    • Tips for parents on how to prepare for the new school year
    • Takeaways and words of encouragement for your kids
    • Get a sneak peek of TEFOS, and why this conference is such a great resources for parents and teachers

    More resources from this episode are available here: Episode 26 Resources

    EPISODE 27

    Executive Function: Create Systems to Get Organized for School - Seth Perler

    Seth Perler is our podcast guest once again to talk about how to create systems that will help your child execute tasks successfully.

    In this episode, he gives his tried and true systems for setting up your child for back to school success.

    In this week's episode, you'll learn:

    • How to hold space for your child’s emotional state
    • Declutter, downsize and minimize your life
    • Systems for organizing, planning and advocacy

    Make sure to catch the Bonus Q&A as he goes deep into the emotional aspects that could hinder Executive Function.

    EPISODE 28

    Executive Function: Back to School Expert Tips - Jill Stowell and SLC Staff

    This week’s podcast episode features our amazing staff.

    They share their favorite back to school tips that help build Executive Function skills, and walk you through how to apply them.


    In this week's episode, you'll learn:

    • Develop a routine and schedule with your child
    • How to create a productivity space
    • Examples of SMART goals for the new school year
    • Self-care tips that boost Executive Function skills

    More resources from this episode are available here: Episode 28 Resources

    EPISODE 29

    Executive Function: Language to Improve Self Esteem and Performance - Irene Lee

    Do you know what’s commonly overlooked when developing Executive Function?

    Your emotional state.

    Fear and anxiety can shut off the part of the brain responsible for Executive Function skills.

    This week’s podcast guest is Irene Lee, our Center Director at SLC Pasadena, who has a Masters in Psychology with a focus on child and adolescent behavior.

    She shares strategies that we use at Stowell Learning Centers to help our students overcome negative emotions to make real change.


    In this week's episode, you'll learn:

    • The 3 main ways that kids respond to trauma
    • How to phrase praise and constructive criticisms to create a growth mindset
    • How to make lasting change in your kid's mindset and performance

    More resources from this episode are available here: Episode 29 Resources

    EPISODE 30

    Executive Function: Strengthen Awareness and Attention - Jill Stowell

    Building executive function and attention starts with awareness.

    It’s a patient process that builds in small steps. These are life skills that lead towards independence and are worth the investment of mental energy and time that it takes.

    In this week’s podcast episode, we go over how to help your child build awareness into daily life


    In this week's episode, you'll learn:

    • Steps you can follow to create positive change this school year
    • Easy language to help develop Executive Function in day-to-day life
    • Quick exercises that boost attention and help with transitions

    More resources from this episode are available here: Episode 30 Resources