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Smart but Scattered: Strengthening Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents
Intended Audience: Professionals
Provided by: Jack Hirose & Associates
Date and Time
Wed Nov 6, 2013 (This event is over)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
300 York Street, London, ON
Event DescriptionExecutive function is a neuropsychological concept referring to the cognitive processes required to plan and direct activities. Skills include task initiation and follow through, working memory, sustained attention, performance monitoring, inhibition of impulses, and goal-directed persistence. While the ground-work for development of these skills occurs before birth, they develop gradually through the first two decades of life. But from the moment that children begin to interact with their environment, adults have expectations for how they will use executive skills to negotiate many of the demands of childhood – from the self-regulation of behavior required to act responsibly, to the planning and initiation skills required to complete chores and homework. Parents and teachers expect children to use executive skills even though they may little understand what these skills are and how they impact behavior and school performance.
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