SEN Event: Understanding Executive Functioning & its Role in Emotional Regulation

Date
23 Apr 2024
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Time
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Age
Adults (21 Yrs+)
Event type
In-person Seminar

Topic for April SEN Event: Understanding Executive Functioning & its Role in Emotional Regulation

This in-person event will take place at The LightHouse Arabia (Al Wasl Rd branch), and is open to Educators. It is a free-of-cost event.

Executive functioning is called the “command center” of the brain. Beyond the realm of academics and task completion, executive functions play a crucial role in emotional regulation.

Emotional regulation involves the capacity to manage and modify emotional responses in a way that allows students to accomplish their goals, complete tasks, or control and direct behavior. The components of executive functioning, such as inhibitory control and cognitive flexibility, empower students to adapt to changing emotional landscapes. A well-developed executive functioning system equips students not only to succeed academically but also to navigate the complex world of emotions effectively.

Key takeaways for educators attending this in-person event:

  • Executive functioning & it's components
  • Technology’s effect on executive functioning
  • The relationship between executive functioning and academic success
  • How difficulties in executive functioning can manifest as emotional and behavioral challenges

Facilitated by

Dr. Daniela Salazar

Dr. Daniela Salazar

Clinical Psychologist

Hiba Saad

Hiba Saad

Occupational Therapist

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