Parenting Strategies for Building Executive Functioning Skills in Children
Executive functioning can be a real challenge for kids and adults alike. It requires a combination of identifying and managing a series of tasks, collaborating with others, regulating emotions, and staying focused to the finish. While strengthening these skills is a main focus for kids with ADHD, ASD and other forms of neurodiversity, any child can benefit from strategies to boost their ability to organize and complete tasks.
In this webinar, a PEP Parent Educator and coach for parents of neurodiverse children will share strategies, supports and language for parents to set the stage for success. We will discuss strategies and scaffolds for supporting your children in managing short-term and longer-term tasks and assignments, and strategies to help keep them regulated so they can best access and build their executive functioning skills.
In this webinar you will learn:
- What executive functioning (EF) is and how EF challenges play out in our children's daily lives
- Concrete strategies and tips for helping your child manage time and tasks
- Concrete strategies and tips for supporting your child's emotional regulation in order to better prioritize tasks, maintain focus and transition between activities
Registration includes access to the live webinar, handouts and resources, and audio/video recordings.
This webinar is designed for parents of children in elementary through middle school.
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.
"My husband and I really enjoyed the webinar. we have some practical strategies that we can start to implement right away."
--Participant, PEP Online
"It was a hard topic and I felt like she explained the issues well in a non-judgmental way. Thank you!"
--Participant, PEP Online