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Executive Functioning, Language and Learning Research
Researchers in the Department of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine are studying how children and adolescents develop executive functioning, language, academic skills and intelligence—and how developmental delays in these areas can lead to disorders. Additionally, subject-matter experts investigate how family environment contributes to outcomes in children with hearing loss and how executive functioning affects the psychosocial adjustment of children with hearing loss.
What is Executive Functioning?
Executive functioning is the set of mental abilities involved in managing and controlling thoughts, behaviors and emotions in order to plan, organize and accomplish goals.