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Lauren Dewey-Rosenfeld

Lauren Dewey-Rosenfeld is speech-language pathologist, reading specialist, and coach. She is clinically certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensed through the MA Board of Speech-Language Pathology. Lauren is experienced working with students in grades K-12 as well as with patients in clinical settings. Her expertise is spoken and written language disorders, language-based learning disabilities, reading disabilities, and social cognitive deficits. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Theater Arts from Providence College and Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the Mass General Hospital of Health Professions.

Recent Posts by Lauren Dewey-Rosenfeld:

Can Smartphones Help Build Executive Function Skills?

With December comes onslaught of holiday advertising that interrupts our favorite TV shows. Smartphone manufacturers have filled much of this coveted airtime with tableaus of super users who seem to float through life efficiently and stress-free. After all, their smartphones do everything for them. Time management, organization and a wide variety of Executive Function skills are now easily automated with smartphones. Thanks to their creative-bordering-on-genius marketing strategy, we may find ourselves wistfully thinking If only I had that phone. I’d feel more in control. My life would have more balance. As an Executive Function coach, parents sometimes ask me, "Can smartphones help build Executive Function skills?"