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
Instilling Time Managemnt
Increasing Goal Directed Persistence
Location: Warren Newport Library, Gurnee
Please contact Ann Marie at AnnMarieTate@chicagogiftedcommunity.org if you have any questions.