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2017 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

F31 - Executive Functions: What Are They, Why Are They Important, and How Can I Help?

Nov 10, 2017 3:45pm ‐ Nov 10, 2017 5:15pm

Standard: $20.00


Executive functions are a set of cognitive skills that, when working properly, allow students to behave in deliberate, organized ways. When development of these skills is delayed, academic performance suffers. When serving students who have special educational needs, it is imperative that we consider if the student is displaying age-appropriate executive skills; additional assessment and intervention may be needed. This recently updated talk defines the term executive functions, and describe how they are assessed, ways they impact learning and performance, and strategies we can use to help.

Learning Outcome:

  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Discover the relationship between executive functioning and student learning and performance.

Disclosure: Cheryl Ann Chase has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


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