WhatKids Need to Succeed: Executive Functions and Homework
A Special Presentation by NESCA Director Dr. Ann Helmus and Dr. Bonnie Singer, CEO of Architects for Learning
After a long day at school, even the most organized and capable students may find it challenging to settle down, finish their homework and get it to where it needs to go.
Parents face the daunting task of providing support while attempting to determine what actually helps their children succeed.
In this complimentary talk, Drs. Helmus and Singer will discuss the ways in which executive functions influence students’ ability to tackle their homework, introduce an effective model for helping students of all ages manage it successfully, and explore how parents can nurture their children’s planning, organization, and self-monitoring skills so necessary for long-term academic success.
When: 7:00 – 9:00pm, Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Where: Architects for Learning, 160 Gould St, Suite 203, Needham Heights, MA 02494
This presentation is free!
Seating is limited; advance registration is required. RSVP to Olivia Miller at Architects for Learning, by calling 781-235-8412, Option 2, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bonnie Singer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is the CEO of Architects for Learning, and an expert in language, literacy and learning. Her research focuses on developing teaching methods that help students organize their approach to performing complex tasks and take charge of their own learning. She is co-author of the EmPOWER expository writing curriculum.
Ann Helmus, Ph.D. is the founder and director of NESCA. Her expertise lies in evaluating children challenged by learning disabilities, neurological disorders, attention deficits and weak executive function skills, as well as providing consultation and training to public and private schools. She is a frequent speaker on these topics to parent organizations.