7:00 pm: Executive Function Coaching for Parents: How to Help Your Child with EF Strategies with Ellen Kaplan
Executive Dysfunction is a specific weakness in the frontal lobe impacting the ability to focus, plan, and act in a goal directed manner. Often EFD impacts children and adults by way of poor planning, organization, time management and attention skills. Learn strategies to support your child’s Executive Functions in both the home and school settings.
Ellen Kaplan graduated from the University of Hartford with a degree in special education and earned a Master Degree in Reading from Towson State University. She spent eight years as a special education teacher in Howard County, Maryland middle schools, where she focused on students with learning disabilities and emotional issues. She later taught kindergarten in a Regional Early Childhood Center program (RECC), working closely with speech-language therapists, occupational therapists and classroom teachers to develop goals for students entering the upper grades. She has also tutored privately specializing in students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, children with Executive Function Disorder, and learning disabilities. Currently Ellen is in charge of the Executive Function Programs at the Thrive Center for ADHD where she oversees Executive Function coaching as well as providing outreach and training to private school staffs.
8:30pm - 9:20pm: Parent Support Group with Carol Robbins, Ph.D.
8:30pm - 9:20pm: Adult Support Group with Matt Cahill