10 Classroom Activities to Enhance Executive Function and Improve Task Completion
We’re back to school and soon children will be bringing home loads of homework. For many children academic tasks such as worksheets, projects and homework can feel overwhelming!
In Dr. Lynne Kenney’s new book, 70 Play Activities for Better Thinking, Self-regulation, Learning and Behavior (2016), she shares over 40 executive function skills. Teachers, clinicians and parents can easily implement these activities to improve sequencing, initiation, execution, task management, attention and memory skills.
Dr. Kenney will provide you with key research findings relevant to your everyday work, and transform that research into practical activities and worksheets to help your students:
Lynne Kenney, PsyD, is the nation’s leading pediatric psychologist in the development of classroom cognitive-physical activity programs for students grades K-6. Dr. Kenney develops curriculum, programming, and activities to improve children’s cognition through coordinative cognitive-motor movement, executive function skill-building strategies, and social-emotional learning.
Dr. Kenney has advanced fellowship training in forensic psychology and developmental pediatric psychology from Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Harbor-UCLA/UCLA Medical School. She holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Education from the University of Southern California and a Doctorate in Psychology from Pepperdine.
Dr. Kenney’s books include 70 Play Activities for Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning and Behavior with Rebecca Comizio (PESI, 2016), the Social-Emotional Literacy program, Bloom Your Room™ (Mrs. Beetle’s Books, 2017), Musical Thinking™ (Unhooked Books, 2016), and Bloom: 50 Things to Say, Think and Do with Anxious, Angry and Over-the-Top Kids with Wendy Young (Unhooked Books, 2015). Her professional development platform, The Kinetic Classroom, brings executive function education and cognitive-motor movement to educators and clinicians worldwide.
Since 1985, Dr. Kenney has worked as an educator in community service from the inner cities of Los Angeles to national organizations such as the Neurological Health Foundation, Understood.org, HandsOn Phoenix, and Points of Light (Generation On). She values closing the education gap in poverty and enjoys working with Title I schools.
Financial: Dr. Lynne Kenney maintains a private practice. She is an author for St. Lynn’s Press, Better Life Media, Inc., and Move 2 Think, LLC. Dr. Kenney is the creator of The Family Coach Method. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Lynne Kenney has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.