Back to School & Work: Executive Functioning Support for Homework Success
Tackling homework requires a complex set of skills: keeping track of tasks due at varying times, staying focused and navigating challenging assignments, all while regulating emotions along the way. Do you want to give your child more autonomy in completing school assignments, but worry that if you step aside nothing will get done?
Learn how to plant seeds of self-motivation in your child, how to communicate so you can get on the same page, and build systems alongside your child to set themselves up for homework success.
Discover strategies to support your budding scholar to build their independence without taking over. While strengthening these executive functioning skills is regularly discussed for kids with ADHD, ASD and other forms of neurodiversity, every child can benefit from strategies to boost their ability to manage homework.
Discover strategies to collaborate with your child on 3 areas:
- Creating a workspace that maximizes focused work time (the Where)
- Setting up structures that support their learning style to organize the work to be done (the How)
- Establishing a homework routine with your child (the When)
For parents of children in elementary through middle school. Registration includes access to the live webinar, audio/video recordings, and handouts.
Jen Dryer is a PEP parent educator specializing in helping parents of children with higher needs, including children with learning, behavioral and/or developmental challenges. She is also an educational consultant and advocate who works with parents, teachers, and school administrators.
A graduate of Brown University (BA) and Columbia University’s Teachers College (MA), Jen is a native New Yorker who moved to DC in January 2009. Prior to her work as a PEP parent educator, advocate and educational consultant, Jen was an educator in public, charter, and private schools. She was also a Literacy Coach/Staff Developer.
Jen is the mother of two sweet, loving, and energetic boys, the younger of whom has autism and ADHD. Early intervention and strong parent advocacy dramatically shifted the trajectory of her son’s life. Her knowledge, experience and practical strategies have helped hundreds of parents support their child’s growth and development while meeting the needs of daily family life.
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--Participant, PEP Online
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