Speaking & Workshops
Executive Functions & The Challenge of ADHD
The term Executive Functions has become a common part of our vernacular, thanks to the advancements of scientific research on the brain. They are referred to as the CEO of the brain, that help us simply, do the right thing at the right time. ADHD, characterized by glitchy neurobiology, is a condition in which the brain’s Executive Functions are not fully activated. In this class we will identify the variety of Executive Functions and use that knowledge to understand life with ADHD and identify strategies for the challenges it poses.
Understanding Your Child With ADHD
Do you find yourself frustrated by your child with ADHD even though you really want to understand and be supportive? Wonder why he/she cannot keep track of assignments or follow through on responsibilities despite your reminders, instructions and consequences? We invite you to join us into the world of a neuro-diverse ADHD brain, so you can be better equipped to support him/her in a manner that works and facilitates communication and understanding.
Mastering Middle School: A Blueprints for Success
Middle school is a period of transition where students deal with academic hurdles and navigate emotional shifts. During this stage of development, adolescents are still refining their executive function skills, which include abilities like planning, organizing, initiating tasks and managing time. The purpose of this class is to acquaint students with fundamental organizational and time-management strategies, while also providing insights for parents on supporting their child's skill development. For both parents and middle school students (including rising 6th graders).