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Improve Executive Functions: Evidence-Based Strategies to Change Behavior

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Executive Functions (EF) Overview

Develop an Intervention Plan: Assessment of EF Strengths and Weaknesses Strategies for EF Development and EF Difficulties Evidence-based Programs and Resources to Foster Growth Limitations of the Research and Potential Risks

Objectives

  1. Analyze a comprehensive neuropsychological model of executive functions as it relates to clinical treatment.
  2. Communicate how executive function difficulties are manifested in individuals diagnosed with various psychological disorders and/or enrolled in special education programs as it pertains to assessment and treatment planning.
  3. Apply effective assessment techniques based on a multidimensional framework to determine executive function strengths and weaknesses and to target specific intervention needs.
  4. Recommend strategies that are appropriate for fostering executive function development and/or for intervening when executive function difficulties are identified.
  5. Implement strategies that bridge the gap between “external control” and “internal self-regulation”.
  6. Summarize how mindfulness, CBT and other evidence-based programs that foster executive function development and/or remediate difficulties.

Copyright : 04/02/2019

Executive Function in the Classroom: 30 Cognitive-Motor Activities to Improve Attention, Memory & Self-Regulation

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MOVEMENT AND COGNITION

CURRENT RESEARCH ON THE ROLE OF MOVEMENT IN LEARNING

ACTIVITIES, TOOLS AND STRATEGIES

Alerting, Attending and Energizing

Self-Regulation

Attention/Memory

Behavior

Objectives

  1. Implement research-based activities educators, teachers and school psychologists can use to improve thinking, self-regulation and behavior.
  2. Characterize the relationship between cognition and motor movement.
  3. Explore bringing physical activity back to the classroom with neurocognitive activities.
  4. Practice over 30 activities you can do to help children with ADHD, dyslexia, ODD, sensory processing challenges, dyspraxia, anxiety and behavioral issues.
  5. Evaluate the integration of computer-based cognitive skills training and motor movement activities
  6. Choose how to enhance collaboration and cooperation in your classroom by teaching children applied neuroscience research.


Executive Function Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Practical Strategies to Improve Metacognitive and Self-Regulation Skills

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Executive Functioning

Unlock Challenging Behavior in:

Self-Regulation Strategies

Metacognitive Strategies

Integrate Metacognitive and Self-Regulation Strategies

Hands-On Activities and Video Demonstration of:

Objectives

  1. Determine when to use strategies, such as breathe cards or keychain rules, to support children’s self-management in regulating behavior, focus and energy.
  2. Implement specific intervention strategies to improve recall, organization and planning, and self-management skills in children with Executive Functioning (EF) deficits.
  3. Utilize video modeling as an intervention strategy to target social-communication skills deficits and subsequent behavior difficulties in children with EF deficits.
  4. Integrate visual strategies to support the way children and adolescents receive information and retain it in long-term memory.
  5. Integrate metacognitive strategies to provide structure, predictability and routines to improve children’s level of functioning.
  6. Utilize self-regulation strategies to help children identify their emotions and level of emotions and to improve their level of functioning.

Copyright : 10/06/2017