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Coffee Talk: Helping Your Kids Start the School Year Strong - EXECUTIVE FUNCTION SKILLS
Monday, September 17, 2018
201 6th St. Coronado, CA 92118(map)
Please Arrive Early To Register At The Event
with Mark Katz (previous keynote speaker at Parent Conference)
Join us for a discussion of our current understanding of executive function, including ways that students can learn to improve and/or navigate around challenges in these areas:
- Paying attention
- Organizing, planning and prioritizing
- Starting tasks and staying focused on them to completion
- Understanding different points of view
- Regulating emotions
- Self-monitoring (keeping track of what you're doing)
Mark Katz, Ph.D., is a clinical and consulting psychologist and Director of Learning Development Services, an educational, psychological and neuropsychological center. He is the author of the books Children Who Fail at School but Succeed at Life: Lessons of Lives Well-Lived and On Playing a Poor Hand Well.
Executive Function: What Does it Mean? Why is it Important? What Do Challenges in Executive Function Look Life? How Can We Help?
They’ll focus for hours on projects their interested in, but only minutes on those they’re not; figure out creative solutions to complex problems, but fail to carry out a simple request; be able to give a lecture on how to be organized, yet not be able to find their day planner; struggle for hours to complete a 15 minute homework assignment, then forget to turn it in the next day. They can seem so responsible and thoughtful one moment, yet so irresponsible and thoughtless the next. And if you happen to be on the other end of a relationship with a person with these challenges, you know better than most just how confusing their behavior can be. Confusing and at times infuriating. That’s why executive function challenges, when misunderstood, not only prevent us from effectively managing our lives. They can also do serious harm to our closest and most important relationships.
But if misunderstanding can seriously harm our relationships, then greater understanding can repair and strengthen them. We now know how to identify executive challenges at any point during the lifespan, and how to help those impacted by them – loved ones included – understand them in a hopeful new light.
Join us for a discussion of our current understanding of executive function, including ways that students can learn to improve and/or navigate around challenges in these areas.
Among the areas we’ll cover:
- Preventing/reducing common areas of stress associated with executive function challenges, including stress around homework
- Strategies for improving and/or navigating around problems with “OTMP” – Organization, Time Management and Planning
- Strategies for improving and/or navigating around challenges in regulating behavior and emotions (self-control and emotional self-regulation)