87: Let’s Talk To Kids About Our Brains (Executive Functioning and More!) with Danielle Kent

Let's Talk To Kids About Our Brains (Executive Functioning and More!) with Danielle Kent




As SLP’s, we know that students all develop and think differently. 

In this episode, we are talking with Danielle Kent about self-regulation, co-regulation, and how to better support our students whose brains work differently. 

Danielle is a mom, wife, and multi-passionate entrepreneur. She is wild about equipping parents and professionals to confidently teach communication and problem-solving skills. 

Executive functioning skills matter for the classroom and social interactions. They are so important!

It is important that we help give students the tools and support they need to develop the co-regulation or self-regulation skills they need to succeed in all areas of their lives. 

Danielle is sharing her tips for how SLP’s can incorporate executive functioning intervention into their therapy practice as well as how we can begin the conversation with our kids about how our brains work and our unique strengths.


In This Episode You’ll Discover:

  • How to establish security for kids
  • Teaching children the skills and strategies for emotional regulation
  • The three elements of co-regulation
  • How to encourage executive functioning skills
  • Supporting and embracing students’ different abilities
  • Teaching kids positive self-talk


Helping students feel loved, accepted, and understood when it comes to their executive functioning abilities is so important for the work we do. The information Danielle shares in this episode will help them in the classroom and beyond.

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Let's Talk To Kids About Our Brains (Executive Functioning and More!) with Danielle Kent


Joke of the Week:

Q: What did the spider do on the computer?

A: He made a website.


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Components of Executive Control in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Examination of Dual-Mechanism Accounts


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