Supporting Executive Function Development at Home

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Thanks for your interest in learning more about Executive Function (EF) and how it relates to your child’s social and academic success. This FREE 30-minute course will introduce EF and help you understand how it plays a role in your child’s development. Feel free to check out more resources on our site if you’d like to learn more.

What is 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 effective learning and adaptation across a wide range of situations.

This course is a brief introduction to Executive Function – what it is, why you should care about it, and how to understand the effect its development has on children.

Key Ideas:

  • Define Executive Function
  • Understand how Executive Function is related to brain processing and social-emotional development
  • Understand the influence Executive Function has in the lives of you and your children
  • Identify ways to promote the development of strong Executive Function skills.

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