Exploring Executive Functions: A Deep Dive into the Brain’s CEO (524-1)

  • Facilitator: Lori Boll
  • Time Commitment: 3 weeks at about 3-4 hours per week.
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Course Overview

Delve into the core principles of Executive Functions (EF) skills, dissecting their importance in cognitive processes and everyday functioning. Uncover the neurobiological underpinnings shaping EF development, providing a deeper understanding of their evolution across different stages of life. Explore EF in diverse developmental contexts, unraveling their profound impact on daily life activities and engage in practical applications, bridging theoretical knowledge with real-world scenarios through tailored developmental strategies.

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Meet the Facilitator

Lori Boll

Lori Boll brings a wealth of experience and a deep personal connection to the field of Inclusive Education. Her journey began in 2003 when her son Braden was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and an Intellectual Developmental Disorder (IDD), a pivotal moment that ignited her passion for advocating for creating more inclusive schools.

With two Masters degrees in Reading Education and Special Education, Lori has amassed over twenty-five years of teaching experience in both international and domestic settings. Her career has taken her to the American International School Riyadh, Jakarta Intercultural School, Concordia International School, Shanghai, International School Bangkok, as well as schools in Saipan, California and Colorado. Notably, she has spearheaded the creation of higher support needs programs in China and Thailand.

Lori is the co-author of "Navigating Special Education Relationships: Building Collective Efficacy for a Collaborative Team" fostering collaborative and effective working teams of families, teachers and practitioners.

Currently serving as the Executive Director of SENIA International, Lori channels her passion into supporting the professional development of educators worldwide. Through her leadership, she continues to advocate for inclusive practices and empower educators to make a meaningful difference in the lives of neurodivergent and disabled individuals.
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I like how SENIA provides many other sources to read and to deepen knowledge. I also like to read posts from other teachers, from them I learn a lot.
Karina AyuInova, Indonesia
I found the introduction to a variety of behavior observation tools really useful and I also appreciated theoretical overview of what is behavior and some guiding principles around how to think about Behavior.
Chris Raymaakers, Singapore
I enjoyed the Discussion Boards. Having the opportunity to interact with other professionals and stakeholders was the most insightful and fulfilling.
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