Executive Function: What It Is, Why It Matters

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Executive Function Skills in Children: What You Need to Know and Why it Matters

One of the newest findings in child development is the importance of executive function, a set of cognitive abilities that act as our “brain manager.” Executive function is responsible for self-monitoring, planning, organizing and even emotional regulation. It is critical for social development, family relationships and academics. The choices we make as adults can help or hinder the development of executive function as it evolves from infancy to young adulthood. This workshop will include a discussion of how research on executive function can guide teachers and parents in making wise decisions with children of any age.

Date:  Wednesday, January 23rd 2013
Time:  7:00 – 9:00 PM
Location:  Somers Intermediate School, Somers, NY