Executive Function Skills Half Day Seminar

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The Center for Executive Function Skill Development

Executive Function Skills Half Day Seminar
Hilton Garden Inn Boston-Burlington
5 Wheeler Road
Burlington, MA 01803
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Saturday May 12, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Check in will be from 8:30-9:00am.
Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
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Participant: $179.00

Guest/s: $170.00

Includes course booklet.

Dear Krysten,

What skills do children need to learn to be organized and to successfully complete tasks?

  • Awareness: to "Tune in" their awareness so they can understand how information, events, and their actions will impact their goals and objectives, both now and in the near future
  • Forethought: to predict the successful outcome of tasks and to know what a ‘stop spot’ looks like
  • Inhibition: To wait and control a reaction long enough to contemplate the outcomes of their choices
  • Planning Skills: To estimate time and sense the passage of time. To break down the steps for immediate tasks, nightly homework and long term projects
  • Ability to Shift: To transition smoothly from one mental mindset and task to others.
  • to Pace: To speed up or slow down within a given time frame and to persist on tasks even if the tasks are difficult, boring or nonpreferred
  • Flexibility: To consider multiple possible solutions to problems by considering the "grays" in a situation
  • Tolerance: To manage both expected and unexpected changes in plans, routines and rules, and uncertain and or novel situations
  • Organization: To increase productivity. To create and maintain organizational systems for private and shared spaces and for personal belongings and school materials.

This is a Practical Strategies Seminar!

You will learn how to clearly define the components of the executive function skills for the purposes of creating the most effective treatment interventions. Understand what is meant by the term "executive dysfunction". Learn many ready-to-use practical strategies for teaching students how to develop the executive function skills: teach students to develop a "memory for the future" and to use self initiated organizational strategies to achieve their goals; improve a student’s awareness skills necessary to "read a room"; and reasoning skills to "stop, think and create" an appropriate action plan and and anticipate possible outcomes. Teach students to see and sense the passage of time, accurately estimate how long tasks will take, change or maintain their pace, and carry out routines and tasks within allotted time frames. Help students adopt a mindful approach to homework and to develop personalized study habits.

Early Registration is highly recommended
as workshops fill fast!

Register Now!

Can’t attend?
Click here to check out our other spring seminar offerings!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Warm regards,

Sarah and Kristen

Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP

Kristen Jacobsen, M.S., CCC/SLP

Cognitive Connections

The Center for Executive Function Skill Development 160 Lincoln Road
PO Box 224
Lincoln, MA 01776



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