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Executive Function Skills Your Teens Need Before Graduating from High School

March 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Join Mary Murphy, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist, on Wednesday, Mar. 30, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. on Zoom for a discussion on the executive function skills your teens need to learn before graduating from high school and how you can assist them in developing and implementing helpful strategies.

We use executive function skills every day to study, work, manage the ins and outs of daily life, and become independent learners. These vital mental skills — the “management system of the brain” — include working memory, cognitive flexibility, and impulse control and are responsible for skills like paying attention, organizing, planning, and prioritizing.

Having trouble with EF skills is common, both for typical learners and for those who think and learn differently. A teen can struggle with EF skills even without a formal diagnosis of a learning disability or ADHD. In addition, everyone with ADHD has EF difficulties and most students with other learning challenges also struggle with them. It doesn’t mean these kids are lazy or not intelligent. What it does mean, however, is that these kids need specific help acquiring and mastering EF skills and strategies.

Research shows that college students with EF challenges experience substantial academic and social-emotional difficulties throughout their college years.

Presented by SPED*NET Wilton in partnership with Wilton Youth Council, Wilton Public Schools, Wilton Library, and Newtown Sped PTA.

To register, visit this website.