Robin Jacob quoted in NPR story on executive function coaching

February 2, 2016

A story on the NPR website, “The Science of Getting Kids Organized,” looks at coaching students to build executive function—categories of skills the brain uses for general organization and judgment. Robin Jacob, who published an overview of studies on executive function training, is quoted: "We're always looking for the panacea. We move from fad to fad, and I feel like executive function is sort of the fad of the day. We should be cautious before we invest a lot of money in such interventions, before we really have the solid evidence base to show that it works."

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