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DR. LYDIA BLOCK, DR. CHRISTY LENDMAN AHEAD CONFERENCE, JULY, 2011 Block & Lendman, Grade 13 1 The Executive Functioning Process
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.
Executive Functions: A neurological connection Frontal and limbic Development, circuits and chemicals The importance of consistency and automaticity Block & Lendman, Grade 13 3
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
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
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