Archive for Executive Function

Executive Function and the Art of Diesel-Powered Car Repair (Pt 4)

Welcome back. Thanks for making it to the finish line. At the end of Part 3 we looked at the question Are professors, and teachers, and police, and first responders, and even bus drivers taking on the responsibility of therapeutic scaffolding without knowing or being fully prepared for it? I said that I did not […]

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Executive Function and the Art of Diesel-Powered Car Repair (Pt 1)

As many of you know in my first career I was a geologist. I worked for a major oil company in the 1980s. I am very fortunate in that over the years I have stayed in contact with several geology colleagues from both my days as a masters student in geology as well as from […]

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Addendum—Developing a Picture of the “Amazing Teen Brain”

As I was finishing up the previous post I flashed on an article that I read a number of years ago on The Amazing Teen Brain, which happens to be the title to Jay Giedd’s 2015 paper that appeared on the web site in June. Dr. Giedd is a professor at UC Santa Barbara […]

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Touching On a Few Points From the Book “Executive Function & Child Development”

In this post I’d like to touch on a few points that psychotherapists Marcie and Daniel Yeager make in their 2012 book entitled Executive Function & Child Development. What is Executive Function or what are EF skills? Executive Function comprises a number of higher order cognitive skills such as delaying gratification, staying on task, appropriately […]

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The Internet and How It Affects Our Ability to Develop, Maintain, and Manipulate Mental Containers (part II)

Welcome to part II of this two part blog series. In part I, I spent considerable time talking about what mental containers are and how they are used. In this post I’d like to take a look at how our mental container skills get set up in the first place. I’m assuming you have read […]

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