Executive Functioning: Empowering Children for Learning and Growth
Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
Course #: W937
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Location: Erikson Institute
Credit Available: CEUs; Social Work CEUs; Approved by Illinois Early Intervention Training Program for 1.0 - Intervention, 1.0 - Typical Development, and 1.0 - Atypical Development
The goal for educators is to facilitate learning and growth for their students, and sometimes it feels there are numerous obstacles in the way – including the child’s very ability to learn. If a professional has students who struggle with organization, following directions, or even getting started on a task, this workshop might help. Interactive experiences will take educators through the structure and function of children’s brains, illuminating how adults can support and improve the necessary skills to increase students’ ability to learn. Concrete techniques address common obstacles to learning, doing so from a perspective that fully integrates the needs of the whole child (cognitive, social, and emotional).
Instructors:Michele Lansing Palter
Michele Lansing Palter, A.M., MS Ed, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with master’s degrees in education and social work. Michele has worked in schools for over 10 years, specializing in child and adolescent mental health and its intersection in education, as well as relationship-centered treatment for trauma. She has served as a child, adult, and family therapist, as well as a consultant for schools, seeking to support students, their families, and teachers in cultivating stronger and healthier relationships. Currently, she directs Connect, Juvenile Protective Association's (JPA) consultation and training program for teachers, administrators, and social workers, oversees JPA’s internship program, and maintains a clinical practice at JPA.