Boosting Executive Skills in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Educators

We are pleased to announce the recent publication of Dr. Cooper-Kahn's new book, co-written with Learning Specialist Margaret Foster.

This practical guide offers a wealth of proven strategies to help students with executive functioning (EF) challenges?those who have trouble negotiating the world of deadlines, paperwork, and main ideas. The book offers useful tools and systems to help EF-challenged students learn in an efficient manner, demonstrate what they know, and manage the daily demands of school. Recognizing that teachers must manage the ebb and flow of their broader classroom needs, the tips offered here are equally useful for children with EF problems as well as other students in the general education classroom.

The book was recently reviewed by the Learning and the Brain Society. To learn more about the book, you can access the review here.

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Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parent's Guide To Helping Children With Executive Functioning

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Cooper-Kahn's book, co-written with the late psychologist Dr. Laurie Dietzel, was designated a 2009 HONORS WINNER in the General Parenting Category of the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA).

This is a must-have book for parents of children from primary school through high school who struggle with:

The book emphasizes the need for a two-pronged approach to intervention:

    1) helping the child to manage demands in the short run

    2) building independent skills for long-term self-management.

Full of encouragement and practical strategies, the book's organization--short chapters with overviews, summaries, case studies, tips, and definitions--makes it easy to grasp concepts quickly and get started.

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Autism Awaren Centre

April 8, 2016 Halifax, Nova Scotia

Dr. Cooper-Kahn will present a full day conference: "Late, Lost and Unprepared: How to Help Youth Build Better Executive Functioning"

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Lester B. Pearson School Board, Montreal, Quebec

April 22, 2016

Beurling Academy High School

Dr. Cooper-Kahn will present: "Boosting Executive Skills in the Classroom: Support For All Learners"

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Frederick County Public Schools

May 2, 2016

Dr. Cooper-Kahn will present an evening workshop for parents and professionals on facilitating executive skills in children and adolescents.

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Autism Awareness Center, Saskatchewan, Canada

October 14, 2016

Dr. Cooper-Kahn will present a full-day conference on facilitating executive skills in children and adolescents.

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