Family Engagement and Executive Function
August 7th, 2018, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM: PM2 Concurrent Sessions
Dept of Early Learning ECEAP
Track: All/Other
Category: Rigorous Developmentally Appropriate Practices: Executive Functioning
Session Description: Families with predictable and rich environments build strong "Executive Functioning Skills"; pausing to think about what they want or finding the best options. For adults and children who are experiencing life in a series of crisis, these skills do not become fully developed. Learn how how Executive Function plays a key role in Family Engagement.
Learning Objectives. Please share 3 key objectives:

1) Define what executive functions are in adults and children and how there are critical years for developing these skills.

2) Explain how stress affects a child's and adult's development of executive function skills.

3) Applying these concepts of executive function development to family support principles.