Executive Functions and their role in learning 22/23

Date & Time:

Thursday 16 February 2023 (10:00 - 12:00)




Target group

This course is targeted to professionals who have organisational responsibilities for SEND at all levels which includes: children and adult social care staff, educational settings (early years providers, schools, academies, free schools, colleges), nurses, GPs and other doctors, allied health professionals, therapeutic roles, practice leads, foster carers, residential care staff, commissioned providers and private and voluntary organisations.   


The aims of this course is to provide:
• An introduction to understanding executive functioning and how it relates to learning 
• An overview of the most frequently encountered executive functions including metacognition, working memory and response inhibition 
• An introduction to strategies and approaches which can be used in the classroom and in the home context to support executive functioning 

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will have: 
• An increased understanding of the concept of executive functioning, and a knowledge of the different executive functions which play a central role in learning 
• An understanding of how to identify and support executive functioning difficulties
• An awareness of the strategies which are used by educational settings to support and develop executive functioning  

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Cognus Educational Psychology Service

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