Executive Functions and the Teenage Brain
Presenter: Dr. Georgia Bozeday, Rush Neurobehavioral Center- Education Department
Date: Monday, November 20, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (includes a Q&A)
Location: Lake Forest High School (Raymond Moore Auditorium)
Back by popular demand...
Dr. Bozeday will explore the unique and sometimes confounding nature of the teenage brain. Research technology in the twenty-first century provides us with exciting opportunities to study the ever-changing human brain from infancy through the senior years. Accordingly, we can now better understand adolescent behavior and examine best approaches in parenting and teaching. Questions from topics based on research in educational neuroscience that will be incorporated into Dr. Bozeday's presentation include:
* Is high school too late for kids to develop executive function skills like developing better organizational
skills, maintaining routines, managing time, and balancing school work, extra-curricular activities, and family?
* What role does sleep play in the development of the teenage brain?
* When are stress and anxiety motivating and when do these emotions get in the way?
* Is media helping or detracting from our kids' ability to succeed?
The presentation will focus on middle school and high school age students. All are welcome!