Course DescriptionDo you have students who struggle with impulse or emotional control, planning, flexibility, working memory, self-monitoring, task initiation or organization? In this class, you will learn how these executive functions help us in our everyday lives and how deficits in these areas can impact a student’s learning, behavior, emotions and social interactions. You will walk away with practical teaching strategies, and techniques to strengthen a child’s executive functions as well as materials and supports to improve student self-esteem and success.
Learner OutcomesBy the end of this course participants will:
- Know about the set of mental processes called executive functions and how they help us in our learning, work, recreation and relationships.
- Know about each of the overarching executive functioning categories and recognize when a child is experiencing difficulties in each area.
- Understand how each executive function is important for academic performance, motivation, self-regulation and social competence.
- Be able to implement strategies that help students with executive dysfunction.
- Plan activities that will strengthen skills in each executive function category.