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Smart but Scattered: Helping Students Cope with Executive Functioning Challenges

Middletown Township Friends of Different Learners will host "Smart but Scattered: Helping Students Cope with Executive Functioning Challenges".

The Middletown Township Friends of Different Learners will host "Smart but Scattered: Helping Students Cope with Executive Functioning Challenges" presented by Dr. Alison Block on Tuesday, January 29th from 7:30-9:00 p.m. at the Middletown High School North's library on 63 Tindall Road in Middletown, NJ.

Alison P. Block, PhD. is a licensed psychologist and the Director of the Health Psychology Center in Little Silver. In her Little Silver practice, Dr. Block works with many children and adolescents with anxiety disorders, depression, academic and sports performance issues and other challenges. She is also the psychologist for the Department of Medicine at Monmouth Medical Center and a clinical instructor in Medicine at Drexel University. 

Teachers, parents and anyone that would benefit from understanding Executive Functioning and how it can affect the learning environment are invited to attend. The event is free, but registration is required online. 

Does your child....

• Have a disorganized desk and messy backpack?

• Often loses things?

• Forget to finish or turn in assignments?

• Have trouble getting started or sustaining effort during homework?

• Seem to “space out” when given complex instructions?

• Have difficultly planning ahead and managing time?

These may be signs that your child is experiencing problems with executive function — the essential mental tasks that include planning, strategizing, organizing, setting goals, and paying attention to the important details that help get things done. Poor executive function can impact a student academically, socially and emotionally.

Join Middletown Township Friends of Different Learners and Dr. Block for "Smart but Scattered: Helping Students Cope with Executive Functioning Challenges" so you can learn how to help your child overcome his or her executive function challenges. Contact Dr. Alison Block for more information. 

The Middletown Township Friends of Different Learners is a network of parents who meet monthly to support each other when experiencing a spectrum of learning differences including ADHD, dyslexia, behavior issues and a wide range of specific disabilities. Contact mtfodl@gmail.com for more information. 

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