First Posted: 12/19/2007
Allied Services recently hosted a seminar entitled Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: Assessments and Interventions. Executive skills refer to the cognitive processes required to plan and organize activities, including task initiation and follow through, working memory, sustained attention, performance monitoring, inhibition of impulses, self-regulation, and goal directed persistence. Participants learned strategies to address executive skill defects to help students respond more effectively to academic demands and the tasks of daily living. Shown are, from left: Richard Guare, PhD., and Peg Dawson, Ed.D., Center for Learning and Attention Disorders, Portsmouth, NH; and Marie Barrouck, SLP; Elizabeth Svetovich, OTR and Danielle Burrier, SLP, of Allied Services.