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Parent Speaker Series: Executive Functioning

The 360 Thinking Model: Breakthrough Strategies to Develop Independent Executive Function Skills

Please join us as we hear from Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP, who brings over 25 years of experience in diagnostic evaluations and treatment of executive dysfunction.

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 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.