Newton SEPAC presents "Executive Function Skills in Children and Adolescents" on February 13, 7:30 p.m.

Teach children to manage their time, space and materials (and keep their emotions in check)!

Join Newton SEPAC and Newton Public Schools for a presentation on executive function skills by Kristen Jacobsen, MS CCC-SLP, on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, from 7:30-9:00 p.m., in the Newton North auditorium. 

This presentation will cover powerful strategies to help your child develop independent executive function; teach students to internally sense the sweep of time, self-monitor in order to sustain concentration, manage pace, and complete tasks in allocated time frames; improve students’ motivation and task initiation, help them to plan homework and long-term projects/papers, and coach students to think in an organized way; and encourage self-initiative to manage homework and personal belongings.

Ms. Kristen Jacobsen, MS CCC-SLP, is a trained speech-language pathologist and co-director of Cognitive Connections Executive Function Practice. She is currently working with Newton Public Schools to develop an executive function program for middle school students. She provides training and coaching for teachers and professionals, parent consultations, and student coaching services. Ms. Jacobsen has worked as an educational consultant and speech-language pathologist in public education, private schools, and hospital settings, and has provided teacher training seminars and school consultations nationally.

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