Teaching children Executive Function Skills – virtual workshop on March 28

Above: NSPAC is offering a free workshop for parents on helping their children learn important life skills.

NSPAC* is offering another free webinar to help NSBORO parents. This one is an Executive Function Workshop. A flyer promises to provide “Powerful strategies to help children develop independent executive function skills”

The virtual session takes place Monday, March 28th at 7:00 pm. To register, visit www.nspac.org.

Promotions describe:

Teach Children to Manage their Time, Space and Materials (and Keep their Emotions in Check)

Executive function skills refer to the mental skills we use to pay attention, to organize and plan tasks and materials, to start tasks and stay focused on them, to manage emotions and be flexible, and to keep track of what we are doing. These skills can impact students at home, school and in social situations.

In this practical strategies seminar parents and professionals will develop a solid understanding of what the executive function skills are and how they impact a student’s academic and personal performance.

The presenter is Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP, a Co-Director of Cognitive Connections. Her bio includes:

[Ward] has over 25 years of experience in diagnostic evaluations, treatment and case management of children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of developmental and acquired brain-based learning difficulties and behavioral problems. . .

Her particular interest is in the assessment and treatment of executive function deficits. She holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.

A popular speaker, Sarah is an internationally recognized expert on executive function skills and regularly presents seminars and workshops on the programs and strategies she has developed with her Co-Director Kristen Jacobsen.

*NSPAC (the Northborough Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council) is co-sponsoring this event along with a few other towns’ councils.

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