B5-C: Understanding Executive Function and Learning Skills to Help Your Child

Executive functioning is coordinated in the brain’s frontal lobe and used to plan, organize, strategize, pay attention, and complete goals. Executive dysfunction creates challenges with impulse control, flexible thinking, task initiation, organization, and working memory. Executive dysfunction affects children’s learning and can make it difficult for them to complete a project, organize their work, complete multistep tasks, and think independently. Executive functioning skills are learned in day to day activities, in real-life contexts, through observation of a competent adult model. This presentation will offer strategies adults can use to teach these skills.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. The participating group will have a better understanding of what executive functioning means.
  2. The participating group will learn about challenges individuals face with executive dysfunction.

3.The participating group will learn strategies to help their child with building skills to help with executive dysfunction.

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