Running Hot and Cold: Executive Functions in Infants and Toddlers
This presentation centers on Executive Functions (EF) that form the foundation for learning and dealing with life's demands. This begins in infancy and is impacted by environmental and social factors. Through learning about executive functions and brain-based skills, professionals will learn strategies for intervention which can help prepare young children for school and beyond.
Dr. Kathleen Deidrick, Ph.D. is a Pediatric Neuropsychologist at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital. She moved to Boise from the University of Missouri-Columbia 4 years ago and has been practicing in the field for 17 years. She works with children who have neurologic conditions/medical conditions that increase risk for neurodevelopmental differences, such as Traumatic Brain Injury, extremely low birthweight/prematurity, congenital heart disease, Type 1 diabetes, hearing impairment, and genetic conditions. Her goal is to support families in their efforts to promote their child’s development.