Search Institute: Executive Function Tips

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

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Executive Function: Ain’t Misbehavin’

Three-year-old Sam and his mother are playing in the front yard. She tosses him his favorite ball, but he can’t quite catch it, and it bounces down the hill and into the street. Sam happily runs after the ball, while his mom yells, “Stop right there!” Sam keeps running, chasing his ball across the road. […]

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Foundation of Learning: What Preschools are Missing

For many parents and teachers, the learning foundation is dependent on learning ABC’s and 123’s. But research suggests otherwise. In her USA Today article, Rebecca Givens Rolland, Speech-Language Pathologist and Early Childhood Expert, explains how helping children learn and practice executive function skills may be more vital to later academic success. Read the article here.

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Parent Newsletter – June 2016

We are pleased to bring you the inaugural Parent Newsletter: June 2016 Q2 v1.1 At Reflection Sciences, we seek to be a clearinghouse of information about executive function, summarizing the latest research and providing useful tips for caregivers in our quarterly Parent Newsletter! Sign up by clicking here and filling out the “Talk to Us” form on the right!

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Executive Function, Batman Effect and Pretend Play

Reflection Science’s Co-founder and Cheif Science Officer, Dr. Stephanie Carlson, explains key insights about how the Batman Effect and pretend play are important in developing a child’s working memory, executive function, flexible thinking, and impulse control. See the article here.

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