The Importance of
Early Executive Function Training
Feb 16th, 2021
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How early is too early to teach executive functioning skills? Research shows that by 12 months of age, a child’s experiences are helping to lay the foundation for the ongoing development of executive function skills. If we want our children to be better planners, organizers, and flexible thinkers, we need to invest the time in teaching these skills.
In this webinar, our speaker will be providing a heart-to-heart dialogue on why ages 0-5 are a critical time to lay the groundwork for EF. A brief introduction to the topic will be presented as well as offering some general and specific strategies you may wish to implement that she has found highly effective with her own children, both under 5 years old.
Hanh Nguyen, LMFT, BCBA, is a board certified behavior analyst and licensed marriage and family therapist practicing in the South Bay. Her primary focus is to provide behavior consultation services to families and caregivers of children with special needs through honest communication and quality resources. Hanh has extensive training in applied behavior analysis, an evidence-based treatment modality. In her work, she also draws on a variety of other recognized therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, psychoeducation, and play therapy. Hanh believes in partnering closely with service providers and families, in order to leverage her clients’ strengths in overcoming their challenges and achieving their goals. She also emphasizes the importance of identifying and addressing all aspects that impact an individual’s well-being, including their physical and mental health, existing support systems, and school environment. Her hobbies and interests include photography and going on nature outings with her husband and two toddlers.