Do you have students who have difficulty sitting still, initiating tasking, organizing assignments, or attending to the details of their work? Do they have difficulty applying active listening and memory strategies while in the classroom? This course teaches tools and effective strategies to address a wide range of executive functioning challenges directly while measurably tracking the student’s progress in a school-based or clinical setting.
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Do you have students who have difficulty sitting still, initiating tasks, working through assignments to completion, or attending to the details of their work? Do they have difficulty applying active listening skills and memory strategies to support their learning and academic performance?
This course will teach participant tools and effective strategies that address these challenges directly. Given the demands of the Common Core Standards for independent work habits, sustained attention and motor output, students have an increased need to develop selfregulation and executive function skills in order to progress successfully through grade level curriculum. Participants will learn successful methods to facilitate the development of self-regulation, attention, organization and memory as well as environmental accommodations and modifications.
The participants will:
1.Review the Ayres Theory of Sensory Integration and relate it to self-regulation and executive functioning.
2.Learn the components of self-regulation and executive function skills and how they contribute to school and life success.
3. Review basic neuroscience and how it connects to self-regulation and executive functioning skills.
4. Become familiar with the developmental progression of self-regulation and executive functioning skills.
5. Analyze and assess self-regulation and executive function dysfunction.
6. Learn how to implement practical and effective methods to facilitate the development of these skills.
7. Learn to accommodate for various self-regulation and executive function weaknesses and modify instructional materials to allow all students to access the curriculum.
Jocelynn B. Wallach, MS, OTR/L, has worked as a pediatric therapist in hospitals and the community for more than 40 years. She has lectured nationwide on sensory processing disorder, self-regulation, executive functioning dysfunction and taught graduate courses on sensory diet in the classroom. For the past 25 years, she has worked full-time in the Westwood Public Schools and maintained her private practice/owner of “Capable Hands and Associates.” She has advanced her professional development by taking graduate courses in technology.
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