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Thursday, August 8 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
74. Executive Functioning Redefined - Presidents Hall 2

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Executive Functioning has traditionally been defined by psychology as the series of neurologically-
based skills involving mental control and self-regulation. Executive Functioning has also been defined as a set of processes that have to do with managing oneself and one’s resources in order to achieve a goal. Notwithstanding the obvious importance of the brain in executive (and most other) behavior, we propose that Executive Behavior is akin to Cooper, Heron, & Heward’s Self-Management: The personal and systematic application of behavioral principles that result in the desired modification of one’s own behavior (1987) and Skinner's Self Control (1953). Examples of naturalistic and contrived methods to teach attention, memory, emotional regulation, and time and energy management will be presented.
Credits: Act 48, SW, Psych, PT, OT, BACB

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Mariela Vargas-Irwin

Dr. Vargas obtained her doctoral degree from Rutgers University, completed her internship at Boston Children’s Hospital through Harvard Medical School, and pursued post-doctoral training at the Judge Baker Children’s Center. She has over twenty-five years of experience working... Read More →

Thursday August 8, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT