MEFS App version 1.1.23

New Features in the MEFS App Update! Reflection Sciences is proud to announce that we have just released the Minnesota Executive Function Scale (MEFSTM) version 1.1.23 on iTunes! This update includes the latest language addition: Somali, bringing the total to seven available languages (others include English, Spanish, Dutch, German [Swiss], Swedish, and Mandarin Chinese). To […]

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Upcoming Professional Development Session with Dr. Stephanie M. Carlson

EF Skills: A Foundation for Learning and Adaptation Attend this workshop to learn about Executive Function skills for children, what they are, why they’re important, how they develop, and how to use a measurement tool to identify and support strengths and areas for improvement. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Metro ECSU (Anderson Center, Bethel University, […]

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Executive Function Issues or Laziness?

This 2-part series by Dr. Lynn Margolies of Psych Central features the published work of Reflection Sciences Co-founder, Dr. Phil Zelazo. Part 1 of the series describes how Executive Function, the new “hot” umbrella term being used by teachers, counselors, and parents to describe an array of learning and attentional issues, differs from laziness. Part 2 […]

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Executive Function and ADD/ADHD

Executive functions and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADD/ADHD, often go hand-in-hand. In fact, when a doctor screens a patient for ADD/ADHD, deficiencies in executive functions are some of the most important signs they look for. There are several ways to examine for ADD/ADHD, but they all serve the same purpose: to ensure that a child’s cognitive […]

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U of MN Newsletter features Reflection Sciences

Reflection Sciences Co-founders, Dr. Stephanie Carlson and Dr. Phil Zelazo, are also Co-directors of the Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience (DSCN) Lab at the University of Minnesota. See what their lab has been up to in the past year by reading the Lab’s Play-by-Play newsletter, found here!

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How the Batman Effect Impacts Executive Function + Child Development

In her research, Dr. Stephanie Carlson has been able to help children to improve their executive function skills by encouraging them to pretend to be someone more competent than themselves, like Batman. She talks about this phenomenon, called psychological distancing, in an interview with Ginny from the Understood.org Team. See the interview here!  

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Executive Function: Tips for Parents and Practitioners

How can you help young children SOAR? Alyssa Meuwissen, a Reflection Sciences Trainer, worked with the Search Institute in Minneapolis to help communicate to educators and parents about the importance of EF. Click to hear Dr. Kent Pekel, CEO of the Search Institute, speak about the importance of EF and read Alyssa’s blog!

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Measuring what Matters

Reflection Sciences was featured on the front page of the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development’s magazine! Read about Executive Function’s growing importance and the story of how Reflection Sciences, Inc. came to be. See the full article here.

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