What are executive functioning skills? They are mental skills we use to pay attention, to organize and plan tasks and materials, to start tasks and stay focused on them, to manage emotions and be flexible, and to keep track of what we are doing.   2022-03-17-Sarah-Ward-SEPAC-flyer Cambridge SEPAC is excited to welcome executive functioning skills guru Sarah Ward to speak 7-9pm on March 17, 2022 on Zoom. Register to get the Zoom link at: https://bit.ly/2022-03-17-SEPAC-register If your younger child has trouble following a sequence of instructions, or if your older child has trouble starting, completing and turning in assignments on time, they are struggling with executive functioning skills. In this practical strategies seminar by executive functioning skills guru Sarah Ward, caregivers will learn:
  • What the executive function skills are and how they affect academic and personal performance
  • How to help children develop executive function skills through everyday activities.
  • To help children learn to initiate tasks, follow routines, transition between tasks and think in an organized way and encourage self-initiative to manage homework and tasks
  • To help students understand time demands and internally feel the sweep of time to focus and complete tasks in allotted time frames.
  • To show students how to plan and complete homework, tasks and chores with less supervision and fewer prompts.
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About the Speaker

Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP has over 25 years of experience in diagnostic evaluations and treatment of executive dysfunction.  Ms. Ward holds a faculty appointment at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. Sarah is an internationally recognized expert on executive function and presents seminars and workshops on the programs and strategies she has developed with her Co-Director Kristen Jacobsen. Their 360 Thinking Executive Function Program received the Innovative Promising Practices Award from the National Organization CHADD. She has presented to and consulted with over 1600 public and private schools in the United States, Canada and Europe.

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