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CGCC Smart but Scattered Book Study - Far North Suburbs

  • January 17, 2019
  • March 07, 2019
  • 4 sessions
  • January 17, 2019, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM
  • February 07, 2019, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM
  • February 21, 2019, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM
  • March 07, 2019, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM
  • Lake County. Grayslake Library, 100 Library Ln, Grayslake



Let's meet and provide support to each other as we learn about and implement strategies to improve executive functioning skills.

Discover the physical and emotional components of executive functioning with the interactive book Smart but Scattered

We will have a mix of in-person and online interaction during this book study. There will be 4 in-person meetings and 4 weeks of asynchronous online interaction.

In person Meeting Schedule

17 January, 7 February, 21 Feb, 7 Mar

Online interactions-asynchronous during the weeks encompassing:

24 Jan, 31 Jan, 14 Feb, 28 Feb


Wk 1: Introduction and Questionaires

Wk 2: Matching the child to the topic; Identifying areas to work on

Wk 3: 10 Priniciples of teaching/supporting EF

Wk 4: Ways to instill skills and modifying the environment

Wk 5: Motivating your child to learn and use executive skills

Wk 6: Success in designing a program to help your child

Wk 7: Daily routines

Wk 8: Specific areas of focus breakouts and conclusion 

Specific areas of focus options:

Building Response Inhibition

Enhancing Working Memory

Improving Emotional Control

Strenghtehening Sustained Attention

Teaching Task Initiation

Promoting Planning and Organization

Fostering Organization

Instilling Time Managemnt

Encouraging Flexibility

Increasing Goal Directed Persistence

Cultivating Meta-Cognition

Location: Warren Newport Library, Gurnee

Please contact Ann Marie at if you have any questions.

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