SENGinar - Gifted Children & Executive Functions
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About The Event
Executive functions are important cognitive processes that organize and regulate behavior. However, executive functions are distinct from cognitive abilities and are often less developed than other skills in gifted children. In this SENGinar, Dr. Andersen and Fawzya discuss 1) giftedness 2) executive functions 3) how common executive functions manifest in giftedness 4) everyday challenges gifted child experience and 5) ways of supporting children with executive function deficits
About the Presenters:
Dr. Brett Andersen is a licensed psychologist and a nationally certified school psychologist in Phoenix, AZ. His background includes extensive advanced neuropsychological experience including a two-year postdoctoral residency in clinical neuropsychology. He has over 10 years’ experience evaluating children and adolescents with a wide range of psychological and neuropsychological conditions. In particular he has performed numerous evaluations for gifted placement. He also consults with gifted and talented teachers that are struggling with instructing and motivating their students. He currently works in private practice and in a local school district.
Fawzya Khosti, Executive Function Coach and Certified Hypnotherapist
Fawzya has extensive experience working in the field of education. She has worked with numerous students at Yavapai College while teaching Psychology 101, and while working as faculty at Western Governors University.
As an Executive Function Coach she loves helping others reach their highest potential, and she does this by evaluating and addressing issues holistically.
Fawzya has helped numerous students with challenges such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, autism, AD/HD, giftedness/2e, and anxiety improve their executive function skills and become more successful.