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Executive Function Skills in Children and Adolescents
February 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Presentation: Executive Function Skills in Children and Adolescents
Teach children to manage their time, space and materials and build up executive Function Skills (and keep their emotions in check)!
This presentation will cover powerful strategies to help your child develop independent executive function; teach students to internally sense the sweep of time and self-monitor in order to sustain concentration. Students will learn how to manage pace, and complete tasks in allocated time frames; Moreover, it will improve students’ motivation and task initiation, help them to plan homework and long-term projects/papers, and coach students to think in an organized way; and encourage self-initiative to manage homework and personal belongings.
Ms. Kristen Jacobsen, MS CCC-SLP is a trained speech-language pathologist who is Co-Director at the Cognitive Connections Executive Function Practice. She is currently working with Newton Public Schools to develop an Executive Function program for middle school students. She provides training and coaching for teachers and professionals, parent consultations, as well as student coaching services. Ms. Jacobsen has also worked as an educational consultant and speech-language pathologist in public education, private schools and hospital settings, and has provided teacher training seminars and school consultations nationally.