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Executive Functioning: Tackle Homework and Classwork with these Helpful Strategies for Students
Presented by Michelle Garcia Winner at the Macomb Intermediate School District.
The majority of individuals with social learning challenges and ADHD have difficulty developing the organizational skills needed to manage the increasingly complex expectations of life in upper elementary, middle, and high school, and into their adult years. Our organizational abilities emerge from executive functioning skills that are expected to develop with minimal instruction. Not surprisingly, identifying motivation, knowing how to get started on a project, and managing time across a variety of homework assignments can feel overwhelming—even for the most intellectually sharp individuals. The impact of poor organizational skills is immense it affects outcomes in school, at work, and at home. People with poor organizational skills and limited motivation are often referred to as lazy, but the truth is their behaviors are more likely the result of a neurologically based executive functioning weaknesses than a lack of desire to be competent in their work. Often, relatively little support is provided by parents and teachers to guide individuals to develop these critical skills—and even those who want to help are not sure where to begin.
In this course, we explore key executive functioning skills and practical strategies to help individuals track and tackle homework and other deadline-based responsibilities. Discover two types of organizational skills: static and dynamic. Dissect dynamic organizational skills into 10 steps that are critical to the completion of any homework assignment. Learn an educational strategy aligned with each step and receive an extensive take-home handout to support this teaching method.
8:30 am-3:00 pm
Macomb Intermediate School District-ESC 44001 Garfield Clinton Township, MI 48038