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DR. LYDIA BLOCK, DR. CHRISTY LENDMAN AHEAD CONFERENCE, JULY, 2011 Block & Lendman, Grade 13 1 The Executive Functioning Process.

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1 DR. LYDIA BLOCK, DR. CHRISTY LENDMAN AHEAD CONFERENCE, JULY, 2011 Block & Lendman, Grade 13 1 The Executive Functioning Process

2 By the time you leave here... Define and describe 8 commonly recognized EFs Understand the impact of EF on life and learning. Be aware of ways to assess EF difficulties. Identify numerous interventions for working with students with EF difficulties. Have a list of EF resources.

3 Executive Functions: A neurological connection Frontal and limbic Development, circuits and chemicals The importance of consistency and automaticity Block & Lendman, Grade 13 3

4 What are Executive Functions? Block & Lendman, Grade 13 4 A collection of cognitive abilities Regulate responses and behaviors Distinct yet interactive Initiate, monitor, shift, adapt, and plan Affect all areas of life

5 Can lead to difficulties with: Block & Lendman, Grade 13 5 Goal setting Starting projects Planning projects Monitoring Mental shifting Judging time Attention and Memory Emotional control

6 8 Executive Functions Block & Lendman, Grade 13 6 Memory Impulse/Inhibition Planning/Foresight Initiation Organization Shifting Monitoring Emotional Control

7 Learning Vs. Production Block & Lendman, Grade 13 7 LearningProduction Handling production demands  Student Oriented  Transitions  Responding effectively

8 Application to your life Block & Lendman, Grade 13 8

9 Navigating campus and culture Block & Lendman, Grade 13 9 What EF’s are impacting performance? Identify possible interventions

10 Student Self Assessment Block & Lendman, Grade Initial Student Interview EF Questionnaire

11 Andrew’s Story Block & Lendman, Grade What stands out most for you? Identify the issues in Andrew’s life What can you do to help Andrew?


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