• Language & Social Skills
Executive Function Skills in Children: What You Need to Know and Why It Matters

Date: Wednesday, April 14
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Virtual
Instructor: Mark Bertin, MD
Code: EXFUNCT-P211
Fee: $120

Executive function, a set of cognitive abilities that act as our “brain manager,” is one of the most practical findings for parents and teachers to understand in child development. Executive function is responsible for self-monitoring, planning, and organizing and is related to both emotional regulation and resilience. It is critical for social development, family relationships, and academics.

Understanding executive function helps us meet children where they are developmentally, increasing 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, distinguished author of numerous books on child development, will include a discussion of how research on executive function can guide teachers and parents in making wise decisions with children of any age.

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