Minnesota Council for the Gifted & Talented

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Minneapolis Chapter: How to Coach Your Child to Improve Their Executive Functioning

Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location:Lake Nokomis/Keewaydin school , 5209 30th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55417

Brief Description of Event
How to Coach Your Child to Improve Their Executive Functioning, Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Lake Nokomis/Keewaydin school, 5209 30th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55417

Presenter: Anne Tyler, MS, LMFT

Detailed Description of Event.
Research has shown that a child’s abilities in executive functioning skills are more important than their IQ score in determining success in daily living and throughout their school career. Yet, these skills often lag with some gifted kids and teens. They may have significant challenges with self-calming, paying attention, initiating non-preferred or challenging tasks or keeping track of their things. This workshop will provide the research-based approach in step-by-step format that will assist parents in setting executive functioning goals and strategies to coach your child to improve these crucial skills. This is a practical workshop and we will jump right into the strategies with only a brief overview of the description of Executive Functioning.

Relevant URLs

Smart but Scattered (for elementary aged children) Peg Dawson and Richard Guare (Jan 2, 2009)

Smart But Scattered for Teens. Richard Guare Phd, Peg Dawson EdD and Colin Guare (Dec 17, 2012)

Davidson Institute, Tips for Parents: Executive Functioning at Home and School, http://www.davidsongifted.org/Search-Database/entry/A10523