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Course Category: Professional Development

The Role of Trauma in the Development of Executive Function

The Role of Trauma on the Development of Executive Function Trauma is a possible response to adversity. Adversity can be a single event or a context (e.g., poverty) that a child perceives as extremely frightening or threatening to their emotional and/or physical wellbeing. Adversity, especially early in life, can have lasting effects on multiple domains…

Understanding Executive Function Data using the MEFS™ App

Welcome to: Understanding Executive Function Data using the MEFS App™ With all that data floating around your school, the idea of adding more data to your day might seem overwhelming. Trying to capture, understand, and use it to address individual students’ needs takes time. The idea of using assessment data to drive instruction isn’t new,…

Understanding Executive Function

Welcome to Understanding Executive Function  Executive Function (EF) refers to the skills needed for the deliberate, goal-directed self-management of attention, thought, action, emotion, and motivation. These skills, which include cognitive flexibility, working memory, and inhibitory control, develop rapidly during early childhood, support school readiness and socioemotional competence, and more generally, serve as a foundation for…

Intervention Strategies for Success: PreK – Grade 5

Welcome to Intervention Strategies for Success: PreK – Grade 5 This course on Executive Function intervention will draw upon existing scientific literature, illustrative videos, and interactive discussions to help participants gain a deeper understanding of Executive Function skills – what they are, why they’re important, and how they develop – and how to support them…

Introduction to Executive Function: The Foundation for Learning and Adaptation

Welcome to Introduction to Executive Function: The Foundation for Learning and Adaptation Executive Function (EF) refers to the skills needed for the deliberate, goal-directed self-management of attention, thought, action, emotion, and motivation. These skills, which include cognitive flexibility, working memory, and inhibitory control, develop rapidly during early childhood, support school readiness and socioemotional competence, and…