Executive Function Difficulties and Finding Dory

Have you taken your children to see Finding Dory? This movie could be helpful for children with executive function difficulties. Dory has memory difficulties yet , as Marlin discovers, she has developed excellent compensatory skills that enable her to meet her many challenges. Dory’s self esteem is saved when Marlin and Nemo learn to celebrate her unique approach: “What would Dory do?” becomes their strategy!

The movie also emphasises the importance of belonging and being connected to your family history in order to develop a strong sense of self, but I’ll leave that theme for another time.

Here is an opportunity to have some great family chats in the car or over hot chocolate after the movie! I’d love to hear your thoughts on the movie…

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