Monthly Archives: April 2011

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Working Memory and Auditory Processing

When attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has been identified, concomitant problems with phonologic or auditory processing when hearing tests are normal can lead to serious deficiencies in learning that will persist into adulthood. In my experience, these often are comorbid and can both mask and magnify each other. Attention deficits can mimic [...]

Executive Function: Development in Rehabilitation

After a brain injury, a useful alternative to the natural development of executive functions (EF) having to do with inhibition and emotional self-control is the reinforcement of rules that prohibit target behaviors. Using prohibitions to develop self-control is useful because it simulates the down-regulation of the limbic system by the orbital-frontal cortex (OFC). The OFC [...]