Login
Connecting for Kids logo: You're not alone.

Executive Function 101: Why It is Important and How You Can Help Your Child

With Christine A Chambers, MEd, OTR/L, Abilities First 

Presented: 2015

Description of Presentation:

Does your child struggle to keep emotions in check? Can he or she be flexible when changes occur? Does your child procrastinate in starting a project or have trouble keeping on task?

Christine A. Chambers, MEd, OTR/L, of Abilities First, LLC, will help parents gain an understanding of typical executive function skills at the preschool through preteen levels. Parents will learn strategies to help their child gain better emotional control and flexibility. Chambers will also discuss ways to help a child with task initiation, planning, organization and time management as well as strategies to increase working memory and sustained attention to tasks.

Books

  • "Smart but Scattered," Peg Dawson and Richard Guare
  • "The Incredible 5-Point Scale," Keri Dunn Buron and Mitzi Curtis
  • "Are You in the Zone?" Timothy Kowalski
  • "The Out of Sync Child," Carol Stock Kranowitz
  • "The Out of Sync Child Has Fun," Carol Stock Kranowitz

Note: Many of the recommended books are available in The Westlake Porter Public Library (WPPL) Special Needs Section (Cuyahoga County/Westlake residency not required).

Websites

More Podcasts on This Topic


Note: The above media player is for devices with higher band width. If the above media player doesn't work, you may want to download the podcast to your computer.

Download a copy of the presentation in PDF format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat reader, you can download the software from Adobe at no cost.

Download a copy of the handout in PDF format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat reader, you can download the software from Adobe at no cost.

Call or email:

Phone: 1-440-250-5563
Email: info@connectingforkids.org

Address:

P.O. Box 45372
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Copyright 2017, Connecting for Kids of Westlake

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software