Executive Functioning, LD and ADHD: Who’s the Boss?

Themes:
Educational ResearchGuidance and Student Support ServicesSpecial Education
What:
Half Day Workshop
When:
Thursday Feb 15   12:30 PM to 03:15 PM (2 hours 45 minutes)
Where:
Tags:
Division 1 (Grades 1-3)Division 2 (Grades 4-6)Division 3 (Grades 7-9)Division 4 (Grades 10-12)

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"Executive Functions (EF) are mental processes that help to connect past experience with present action to guide goal-directed behaviour. We all have strengths and weaknesses in our executive functions; however, individuals with ADHD may experience increased difficulty in the development and use of these functions compared to same-aged peers without ADHD. These functions underlie activities such as planning, organizing, strategizing, paying attention to and remembering details, and managing time and space. When students struggle in these areas, it can result in behaviours that are often labelled as “attention seeking”, “defiant”, “showing off”, “unmotivated” or “lazy”, “emotional overreactions”, and “inflexible”, just to name a few.

 

Teaching students with executive functioning issues can be challenging, and understanding the how and why of EF deficits can significantly impact how we work with these students. This session will increase teacher’s knowledge of how EF deficits impact learning and what teachers can do to maximize the success of these students. With a focus on cognitive neuroscience research and brain-based strategies that teachers can use to increase student engagement, motivation, and self-management, teachers will learn what EF is; development of EF; how EF deficits impact students and classroom dynamics; and how to best support students with EF deficits."

Participant
Foothills Academy Society
Manager of Professional Development and Parent Educaiton

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