Executive functioning essentials for educators, parents and caregivers
Executive functioning (EF) plays a central role in our daily functioning. These brain based cognitive processes allow us to regulate behaviour, make decisions, set and achieve goals and to exhibit a host of other essential skills. Due to complex factors that interact to effect EF development and acquisition, performance of key executive skills varies greatly between individuals. Educators and caregivers need to be aware of the impact that EF challenges can have in order to provide appropriate supports, scaffolding and interventions. The goal of this applied project is to provide relevant information and tools for teachers to use within their classrooms and schools to support and enhance EF, while providing resources and reference material that can be shared with colleagues and caregivers.