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

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

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Presented: 2015

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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.

CFK Resources


  • "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).


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