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79: The Link Between Executive Functioning and Self Esteem | Sara-Louise Ackrill
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79: The Link Between Executive Functioning and Self Esteem | Sara-Louise Ackrill

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Sara-Louise Ackrill, founder of Wired Differently, talks about the connection between executive functioning and self-esteem. She also shares personal stories of managing autism and Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD).

Quotes:

  • “Being a communicator is super important and I think never more so than when you have a disability or you're in a minority population.” - Sara Louise Ackrill
  • “I think there is a time for speaking for people and there's a time for letting them speak for themselves.” - Sara Louise Ackrill
  • “To me, self-advocacy is about how do we get our needs met? And when we have, what is often termed as social blindness, that is a really big question for us.” - Sara Louise Ackrill

Highlights:

  • 2:16 - Learning to be your own best advocate
  • 4:43 - Practical strategies for parents to help their kids become self-advocates
  • 8:36 - How our brain is wired: Links between executive functioning and self-esteem
  • 14:38 - Emotional regulation and Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria
  • 20:34 - Get in touch with Sara 

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