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Windward School: “Executive Functioning Skills in Children: What you need to know and why it matters”
May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Executive function, a set of cognitive abilities that act as our “brain manager,” is a key foundation for parents and teachers to understand child
development. These skills are responsible for self-monitoring, planning, and organizing and are related to both emotional regulation and resilience. It is critical for social development, family relationships, and academics.
These workshops engage participants in the current expertise and practical strategies to support children’s executive functioning skills at home and at school. Mark Bertin, MD, developmental pediatrician, will first provide a foundational overview of executive functioning development in children, while Lydia H. Soifer, PhD, Pediatric Language and Literacy Specialist, will share specific techniques to support executive functioning within a framework of cognitive and language development in the classroom.
Understanding executive function helps meet children where they are developmentally and increase their likelihood of well-being and success. Decisions we make as adults may also impact the development of executive function in children as it evolves from infancy to young adulthood.
In this workshop, Mark Bertin, MD, developmental pediatrician and author of numerous books on child development, will discuss the latest research
on executive function and explain how it can guide educators and parents in making wise decisions with children of any age.
Register here: https://www.thewindwardschool.org/the-windward-institute/courses-workshops-lectures/how-to-register