What It Is, Why It’s Important, and What You Can Do About It
EXPERT: Dr. Anthony Henley
This session provides an overview of the domain of executive functioning with an emphasis on how it influences academic performance and often contributes to bright students struggling in the classroom.
An overview of what is meant by executive functioning at the general level will be provided along with examples of how it is operationalized, again with particular focus on how executive functioning skills impact on academic performance.
There will be a brief discussion of the underlying brain systems mediating executive functioning. Finally, strategies will be recommended to suggest ways that parents and teachers can help students struggling with executive functioning skills.
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