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Pre-Conference Workshop SEI 2020 - Executive Functions: What are they, why are they important, and how can I help?

Pre-Conference Workshop- “Executive functions” is a term used to describe a broad set of cognitive skills that, when working properly, allow students to manage impulses, work in a deliberate and thoughtful manner, and organize their time and materials. When development of these skills is delayed, as is often the case in those with learning disabilities, ADHD, or emotional disorders, academic performance suffers, but for reasons not fully understood. For example, a student with dyslexia, although receiving intensive reading intervention, continues to receive low grades in school because she does not consistently turn in her homework. When working with students who have special educational needs, it is imperative that professionals also consider whether or not the student is displaying age-appropriate executive skills; additional assessment and intervention may be necessary. This workshop will define the term “executive functioning” using clear, easy to understand terms. It will also draw the connection between executive functioning and academics, highlighting the ways in which executive dysfunction can negatively impact learning and performance. Finally, many concrete strategies will be provided that can be used to support a student with weak executive functioning.

Administrators, Assessment Personnel, Special Education Teachers, Coordinators, Supervisors, LSSPs, SLPs

$50.00

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Administration & Leadership
Assessment
Diversity and Special Needs Populations
Dyslexia
Instruction for Students with Diverse Needs
Learning Strategies
Special Education

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Workshop Materials

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Dates, Times and Locations

Room Name Workshop Date Begin Time End Time
Education Service Center
Zoom Cloud Meeting 5
8/3/2020 1:00 PM 4:00 PM

Workshop Contacts

Name Type E-Mail Phone
Diana Saenz Contact dsaenz@esc1.net (956) 984-6129
Tere Longoria Contact tlongoria@esc1.net (956) 984-6206
Hilda Aguirre Contact hvaguirre@esc1.net (956) 984-6142
Marissa Chavana Contact machavana@esc1.net (956) 984-6241
Perla Pulido Contact ppulido@esc1.net (956) 984-6261
Vanesa Villagran Contact vvillagran@esc1.net

Special Accomodations
For requests for special accommodations for this workshop, please contact one of the individuals listed above at least ten (10) business days prior to the workshop date.