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Put the FUN in Executive Function!

New article on the American Speech-Hearing Association website. Check it out!

 

Executive functioning—as related to schools—includes all self-management skills students need to succeed in a classroom. More specifically, it involves the ability to make goals, plan steps required to achieve those goals, and then execute the plans. For example, attention, focus, planning, organization, working memory, recall, self-regulating emotions, and self-monitoring all fall under the umbrella of executive functions.

 

For many types of learners, these skills are not intuitive or innate. They need to be learned—sometimes explicitly—and frequently practiced. Here are some ways to practice these crucial skills, so kids are ready for a strong start to the school year!  Read more here.

 

 Categorization tasks help support organizational/linear thinking.

 

Various games and relay activities support focus, perseverance, and

self-regulation.

 

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