Understanding Executive Functions


In this workshop we will explore the executive functions of the brain and how their development...and potential problems with their development, may impact abilities and behavior. Executive functions are necessary for the individual to initiate, coordinate, manage, and follow through with everyday activities ranging for self care to play. Understanding these higher level thinking skills helps inform the early intervention provider on the purpose of early foundational cognitive skills. This knowledge helps develop observational skills as well as helps the provider in structuring activities and recommendations to help support development of these functions.

Location Child & Family Connections #15
2300 Glenwood Ave.
Joliet, IL 60435
Date 8/22/2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Check in 11:45 AM)
Sponsor Child & Family Connections #15
Trainer Wendy Kolar
Contact Mary Valerius (815) 730-2617 mvalerius@swgk.org
Principles 1. Support families
2. Active participation
3. Collaborative relationships
4. Specific goals
5. Comprehensive plans
7. Quality services
Credit Hours 1.0 - Atypical Development
0.5 - Intervention
0.5 - Typical Development
Cost NA
Status Closed