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CGCC 2e Thursday: Back to School: Tips and Tools for Helping Your Child with Executive Functioning

  • September 17, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom


(depends on selected options)

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2e Thursday

The Chicago Gifted Community Center is hosting an evening with Jessica Brown-McBroom - Director of Gifted Key Counseling

Back to School: Tips and Tools for Helping Your Child with Executive Functioning

Ms. Brown-McBroom is a licensed clinical professional counselor specializing in twice exceptional children with executive functioning deficits.  The presentation will include an explanation of executive functioning and how it works in the brain.  Other topics that will be explored:

  • Common challenges we can expect in our children right now including anxiety and meltdowns 
  • Creating an executive functioning friendly environment on the home front
  • Discussion on self care for parents

Below is Jessica Brown-McBroom's bio:

Jessica Brown-McBroom is a licensed clinical professional counselor who is passionate about providing quality individual and family coaching for children, adolescents, and adults using a positive strength-based approach. Jessica embraces laughter and lightheartedness as an essential part of her work with children and families.  She specializes in twice-exceptional children and adolescents with executive functioning deficits.  This includes AD/HD children, children on the spectrum and children with learning disorders.  Diagnosed with AD/HD as a child, Jessica carries her own personal story of struggle and success in both her educational presentations and in her coaching, providing encouragement for families in the midst of their own struggles with executive functioning deficits.

Jessica provides in-home and online coaching sessions offering hands-on interventions focused on improving an individual’s executive functioning skills.  She focuses on utilizing existing environmental supports while adapting new strategies to better structure an individual’s environment for success.  Using creative and research-based techniques, Jessica also assists individuals with further developing the brain’s ability to perform executive functioning independently of external supports.  Jessica’s approach is to identify and use an individual’s giftedness and assist them in flourishing in  current and future environments.

Registrations are nonrefundable unless the event is cancelled.

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