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Mastering the Process of School: How to Help the Student Who Struggles with Executive Functioning
November 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Next in our “Understanding ADHD” Lecture Series: “Mastering the Process of School: How to Help the Student Who Struggles with Executive Functioning”. Presenters will be The StudyPro Founders Kathy Essig, M.Ed., and Debbie Rosen.
Executive Functioning, such as managing time, organizing materials, planning and prioritization, and getting started and completing work, comprise the skills that are critical for student success.
We have often labeled students who struggle with Executive Functioning as “the lazy kid,” or we have written them off as lacking motivation. Today, we understand that these bright students may simply be lacking skills. Neuroscience now corroborates that learners develop their executive functioning skills at vastly different times in their academic careers. The continuum for brain maturation is natural and appropriate, but not forgiving to the student who has not internalized necessary skills to meet the demands of their school curriculum.
This presentation will share both an educator’s and a parent’s perspective on how mastering Executive Functions create skills students will use throughout life. It will describe what exactly Executive Functioning (EF) is, why cultivating EF skills is at least as important as mastering content, and what parents can do to help students bolster EF skills.
Free and open to the public. Donations greatly appreciated.
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