About This Chapter
Teaching Executive Function - Chapter Summary
Use these convenient teacher resources to enhance your special education instruction. This chapter focuses on executive functioning and offers several teaching strategies, assessments and class activities that build executive functioning skills in special education students. Lesson quizzes and chapter exams are included to help you ensure your understanding of these teaching strategies and know when you're ready to apply them in the classroom. These mobile-friendly resources are available to access in your classroom, at home and even on-the-go.
How It Helps
- Supports student engagement: The included games and class activities are designed to improve executive functioning skills in a fun and engaging way.
- Assesses executive functioning: The chapter includes resources to help you properly assess executive functioning skills.
- Improves instructional skills: Resources help special education teachers strengthen their instructional abilities related to executive functioning.
After studying the lessons in this chapter, you should be able to:
- Teach executive functioning skills
- Administer executive functioning assessments
- Organize games and activities that build executive functioning skills
- Assign adult executive functioning tasks
1. Teaching Executive Functioning Skills
Teachers are more interested than ever in teaching students executive management skills, such as time management, planning, and organization. Learn how to teach executive functioning skills so your students can be more successful in school.
2. Executive Functioning Assessments
Executive Functioning skills involve the processes of mental control and self-regulation. This lesson will examine the assessments used to evaluate the level of these skills.
3. Executive Function Activities & Games
This lesson will teach you how to plan and implement activities and games that focus on improving executive functioning skills. Included are examples for children, teenagers, and adults.
4. Executive Function Tasks for Adults
This lesson will provide you with specific activities to help improve executive functioning skills in adults with special needs. You will also explore a step-by-step guide for implementing the activities.
5. Executive Function Disorder in Adults
Strong executive functioning skills allow us to thrive in all areas of our lives; weaknesses in these skills can be major barriers to our success. Let's look at some of the symptoms and tips for adults with executive function disorder.
6. Teaching Executive Functioning Skills to Preschoolers
In this lesson, you will learn how to teach preschoolers executive functioning skills. The lesson includes teaching strategies and some activities to implement in the classroom or at home.
7. Teaching Executive Functioning Skills to Adults
This lesson will provide you with examples of executive functioning skills, define each of them, explain why they are important, and instruct you on how you can teach them.
8. What is Executive Dysfunction? - Definition & Signs
Need a quick overview of executive dysfunction? This lesson for teachers explains the meaning of the term, describes the nature and common signs of the condition, and provides recommendations for supporting students who have or may have the condition.
9. Classroom Strategies for Executive Function Disorder
If you have students in your class who struggle with executive function, you may be wondering what you can do to help them. This lesson gives you some strategies that will help these students succeed in any classroom.
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