Date: January 26th, 2021
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Format: Virtual through Zoom (link will
be posted on the MVSD FaceBook page
at 12 noon on 1/26/21)
TEACH CHILDREN TO MANAGE THEIR TIME, SPACE AND MATERIALS (AND KEEP THEIR EMOTIONS IN CHECK)! POWERFUL STRATEGIES TO HELP YOUR CHILD DEVELOP INDEPENDENT EXECUTIVE FUNCTION SKILLS
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. Young children rely on these skills to follow a sequence of instructions for daily tasks while older children need these skills to “break a task down” into a sequence of steps and organize a timeline as the demands for independent learning increases. These skills can impact students at home, school and in social situations.
In this practical strategies seminar parents will:
- Develop a solid understanding of what the executive function skills are and how they impact a student’s academic and personal performance
- Learn how to promote the development of the executive function skills by weaving them naturally into everyday activities.
- Learn dozens of easy to implement strategies help children initiate tasks, transition between tasks and think in an organized way and encourage self-initiative to manage homework and personal belongings.
- Easy strategies to help students understand time demands and internally feel the sweep of time to complete tasks in allotted time frames. Show students the process of how to plan and complete homework with less supervision and fewer prompts.
Sarah Ward is an exceptional presenter! Many MVSD teachers who attended her webinar in August 2020 said this was the best training they had had in their careers.
Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP has over 25 years of experience in diagnostic evaluations and treatment of executive dysfunction. Ms. Ward holds a faculty appointment at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. Sarah is an internationally recognized expert on executive function and presents seminars and workshops on the programs and strategies she has developed with her Co-Director Kristen Jacobsen. Their 360 Thinking Executive Function Program received the Innovative Promising Practices Award from the National Organization CHADD. She has presented to and consulted with over 1400 public and private schools in the United States, Canada and Europe.