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  • Social and Cognitive Skills
A Guide to Supporting Executive Functioning in Children

Date: Monday, May 15, 2023
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Mark Bertin, MD
Audience Codes: A/E/P/G
Price: $120

Why this workshop:

Executive functioning, a set of cognitive abilities that act as our “brain manager,” sets the foundation for academic success.

Executive functioning encompasses working memory, cognitive flexibility, and inhibitory control specific to skills such as the following:

  • Focusing, maintaining, and shifting attention
  • Accessing and remembering information
  • Organizing tasks across time
  • Sustaining effort toward long-term goals
  • Understanding and regulating emotions
  • Monitoring behavior

While children with ADHD present with executive functioning and self-regulation challenges, these skills are essential for all learners. Effective supports can be implemented to bolster executive functioning skills across the span of child development. As educators and parents/ caregivers learn about these supports, they empower themselves and their children to     navigate both curricular and life-skill demands.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Learn actionable strategies to support organization, planning, time management, routine development, and task completion at school and at home
  • Understand language for modeling and teaching children self-monitoring and self-advocacy skills
  • Gain techniques to support strategy internalization, procedural memory, and increased independence


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