Smart but Scattered:Helping Students Cope w/ Executive Functioning Challeng
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
Please join Middletown Township Friends of Different Learners for this valuable presentation. You are welcome to invite teachers, parents, paras, anyone that would benefit from understanding Executive Functioning and how it can affect the learning environment. **Middletown employees: Please make sure you sign the sheet for PD to receive credits**
Do any of these describe your child?
• Disorganized desk and a messy backpack?
• Often loses things
• Forgets to finish or turn in assignments?
• Has trouble getting started or sustaining effort at homework?
• Seems to “space out” when given complex instructions?
• Has difficultly planning ahead and managing time?
These are signs of problems with executive function: the essential mental tasks, including planning, strategizing, organizing, setting goals, and paying attention to the important details, that help us get things done. Poor executive function can impact a student academically, social and emotionally. Join us to learn how we can help students overcome their executive function challenges.
Featured Speaker: Alison P. Block, PhD Dr. Block is a licensed psychologist and the Director of the Health Psychology Center in Little Silver. In her Little Silver practice, Dr. Block works with many children and adolescents with anxiety disorders, depression, academic and sports performance issues and other challenges. She is also the psychologist for the Department of Medicine at Monmouth Medical Center and a clinical instructor in Medicine at Drexel University.
When & Where
Middletown Township Friends of Different Learners
The MTFODL parent group meets the second Wednesday of every month at Panera in Middletown at 7:30 pm and the second Thursday of every other month
(the following week if no school) at Talierico’s in Union Square on Rt. 35 from 10 am until 12 pm. Please email us for updated list of meeting dates
Our network of parents support a spectrum of learning differences including ADHD, dyslexia, behavior issues, and a wide range of specific disabilities.
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