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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PDS 540/440 - Executive Skills: Practical Strategies for Assessment and Intervention

Executive skills are a set of brain-based skills that underlie virtually everything we ask students to do in school. This course will provide an introduction to executive skills, beginning with what the skills are, how they develop across childhood, and how they impact school performance in profound ways. From there, the discussion will move to how executive skills can be assessed in meaningful ways, and what kinds of strategies teachers and other educational or mental health professionals can use to promote executive skill development in struggling learners. Course participants will have the opportunity to practice intervention design incorporating an array of methods and techniques, including how to modify environments for students with weak executive skills, how to teach executive skills directly, and how to identify motivators that encourage students to engage in practice to improve executive skills. The course will also introduce participants to a coaching model that holds particular promise for enhancing executive skills.

Credits: 3

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Course Type: Professional Development

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