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Parenting with Purpose: Executive Functioning and Back to School
September 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 amFree
Executive Function: the new buzz word and a back-to-school necessity! In this interactive workshop, we will first provide a brief overview of the core domains of Executive Functioning and how parents can look for these skills as both strengths and areas of challenge for their child. The majority of the workshop will then provide concrete, practical strategies for parents and caregivers to implement at home to support a successful transition back to school for the individual child and the family. Tools and strategies will include recommendations for managing routines (like getting out the door!), increasing child independence managing materials and belongings, age appropriate expectations for problem-solving and self-advocacy, and collaboration with school. The primary goal of this workshop is for parents and caregivers to leave feeling more educated and empowered to support their child’s executive functioning needs, striving for success and greater independence over time.
Elise Wulff, Senior Program Manager at MGH Aspire, is recognized for her work supporting school districts, community organizations, and corporations to enhance their inclusion practices and foster healthy social-emotional development and self-awareness. She has specific expertise in inclusive practices, program design, social-emotional learning, tools to build independence, and strategies for Executive Functioning. Elise received her undergraduate degree in psychology and theater arts from Emory University and her master’s degree in special education from Lesley University.