Throughout their school years, students must be able to communicate their knowledge and produce work that is reflective of what they are learning. The process of communicating what one knows enables interaction, and may enrich understanding, thinking, and continued learning. Students who are adept at communicating their ideas and knowledge are often highly successful in meeting the expectations of school and daily life. Students who are unable to produce adequate work or to communicate their ideas effectively may not be successful in satisfying either adults or themselves of their capabilities.

Producing quality work and communicating one’s ideas depend upon the smooth interaction of multiple neurodevelopmental functions, including attention, memory, language, spatial and sequential thinking, and higher order cognition. Select from the topics below to learn more about various aspects of producing and communicating ideas that are facilitated by these neurodevelopmental functions: