Executive Functioning: Parent Information Workshop, TBS
ONE-ON-ONE Executive Functioning Success (ages 7 through adult):
Private, individually tailored 60-minute sessions $180, by appointment only.
Executive Functioning Success (ongoing group courses TBS):
- 2nd & 3rd graders: 6-week courses, $480
- 4th & 5th graders: 6-week courses, $480
Instructor: Psychologist Jennifer Lupiani
Parents and teachers may start identifying concerns in executive functioning in elementary school. These concerns may be evident in difficulty managing behaviors and emotions. More specifically, children may demonstrate issues with self-control, settling down, or they may become easily frustrated. Parents and teachers may also observe academic challenges, in which students have difficulty starting or completing tasks.
There is wide variability in the time it takes for each executive function skill to be fully developed. Executive function skills are still developing well into a student’s 20s. When teaching 2nd and 3rd grade students strategies for improving their skills, we first consider their readiness for change. The initial group session will focus on developing rapport with your child and identifying their interests and personal needs. They will learn about specific executive function skills, and how they are important across a variety of settings. They will also identify their own strengths and weaknesses.
The areas we will focus on are metacognition, cognitive flexibility and emotional regulation. These are important skills to strengthen in younger children because they are needed in the development of more complex skills, such as understanding long-term consequences (planning and time management) and controlling impulses (attention). These skills are taught and practiced through a variety of activities including games, role plays, and watching appropriate videos.
The executive functioning group with 4th and 5th grade students will focus on metacognition, goal setting, organizing time and materials, and self-monitoring. Students will develop an understanding of how they learn, as well as their strengths and weaknesses. They will create achievable goals and identify obstacles to achieving those goals. Students will learn how to organize their belongings, estimate the time to complete tasks, and learn how to prioritize their time. They will gain an understanding of how they focus in different situations and what their emotions are in different situations.
Each session will begin with a mindfulness practice and end with an opportunity for parents to learn about the strategies that were taught during that group lesson.
CALL 914.737.ZONE(9663) OR COME BY TO SIGN UP!