The Essentials of Executive Functioning
October 12, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
The Essentials of Executive Functioning: Building the Skills to Flourish
Presented by the Common Ground Speaker Series.
Executive functions, the mental capabilities to understand, reason and problem solve, are critical to school success, thriving on the job and living a purpose-driven life. Dr. Adele Diamond, researcher and neuropsychologist, in conversation with clinical psychologist Dr. Vivien Keil, discusses how we can nurture these abilities in our students to allow them to flourish at every developmental stage. Dr. Diamond looks at the roles of storytelling, dance, music, physical activity, and mindfulness in improving executive functions and academic & mental health outcomes. She also discusses her research into effective treatments for preventing, ameliorating, or curing executive-function disorders.