Fostering Executive Function Skills
presented by Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Newton North High School
457 Walnut Street, Newtonville, MA
RSVP REQUIRED: sarahwardPAC@gmail.com
Does your child…
– complete his/her homework, but forget to turn it in?
– seem overwhelmed when faced with a long term project?
– have trouble managing his/her time or materials while performing home or school tasks?
Learn strategies to help your child to efficiently manage his/her own tasks, time, space, materials (while keeping everyone’s emotions in check!)
What is Executive Function?
Executive Function skills are the core set of cognitive skills required for planning, completing, and evaluating the completion of tasks, as well as overseeing our communication exchanges. These skills include functions that control behavior; such as attention, motivation, and emotional self regulation, as well as functions that guide behavior; such as planning, organizing, monitoring, reasoning, problem solving and flexibility.
Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP has over 16 years of experience in diagnostic evaluations, treatment and case management of children, adolescents and adults with language learning disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, executive dysfunction, Asperger’s disorders and social pragmatics. Ms. Ward holds a faculty appointment at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions where she provides instruction to graduate level students in the assessment and treatment of individuals with traumatic brain injury and other cognitive communication disorders.
Sponsored by Zervas Elementary School PTO, and NewtonPAC for Special Education
Networking and refreshments will begin at 6:45 pm., and the meeting will start promptly at 7:00 pm.
Please note that this meeting is half an hour earlier than usual.