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

With Jennifer Negrey, MOT, OTR/L, BCP, CLT, pediatric occupational therapist at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation; and Danielle R. Petrozelle, MS OTR/L, pediatric occupational therapist at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation and Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism

Presented: 2016

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?

Jennifer Negrey, MOT, OTR/L, BCP, CLT, pediatric occupational therapist at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation; and Danielle R. Petrozelle, MS OTR/L, pediatric occupational therapist at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation and Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism; will help families gain an understanding of typical executive function skills at the preschool through preteen levels. Families will learn strategies to help their child gain better emotional control and flexibility. They 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
  • "Late, Lost, and Unprepared," Joyce Cooper-Kahn and Laurie Dietzel
  • "What To Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck," Dawn Huebner
  • "Enabling Disorganized Students to Success," Suzanne Stevens
  • "The Way to A: Empowering Children with Autism Spectrum and Other Neurological Disorders to Monitor and Replace Aggression and Tantrum Behavior," Hunter Manasco

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

Articles

Negrey/Petrizole Podcast

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