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2 DAY COURSE Executive Functions: Developing the skills to succeed academically and socially


October 2, 2019

Time09.00 to 15.30
Duration2 days
VenueThe Ear Foundation, Nottingham, UK
TicketsStandard Ticket : £150.00
Second registration : £75.00
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“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become. “ Henry David Thorea

2 DAY COURSE - 2 and 3 October 2019

Buy one ticket for £150, bring a colleague for £75!

As children arrive at school to actively engage in the curriculum and enjoy friendships at dinner times, think about all the tasks that had to be completed for this scenario to be successfully achieved. From getting out of bed, finding school uniforms, packing school lunches and PE kits and then remembering to find the hopefully completed homework still lying on their bedroom floor. This is all before reaching the school gates.

At school they will need to cope with different  transitions from listening to writing, playing to reading, handing in reading diaries, interpreting instructions and combatting boredom. The entire day requires planning, paying attention, working memory, multi tasking and being able to manage your emotions.

These all form part of our executive functions and are considered to be a common denominator for both learning and social interaction. They are also the skills that many children with hearing loss still have difficulties with.

This course will unpick the various cognitive processes that makes up our Executive Functions, what we need to plan a task and implement the plan. We will:

  • Explore the latest research findings from different fields looking at executive function.
  • Consider how executive function and theory of mind are linked.
  • Share case studies to recognise how executive functions impact both academic and social tasks.
  • Consider what happens neurologically as we grow up that affects executive function.
  • Focus on practical strategies and resources for boosting and supporting executive functions, from early years to upper primary.

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