2018-05-15 / News

DCPH Will Host Learning Specialist

Delaware County Public Health will present Lori Benson Adams of Breakthrough Learning Solutions at the Okun Theatre on the SUNY Delhi campus on May 22 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Lori will present on Executive Functioning Skills in Children: Building Attention, Self-Control, and Memory to Propel Learning. This is no-cost conference.

Benson Adams, M.Ed. has served families and educators for over 30 years. She specializes in innovative strategies and solutions for unique learners. She is a nationally-known educational intervention specialist, a much sought-after public speaker, a cognitive/academic coach, and author.

Executive Function skills are mental processes that enable us to plan, attend, remember instructions and perform multiple tasks successfully. The brain needs these skills to filter distractions, prioritize tasks, set and achieve goals and control impulses. Executive Function is critical for children for their learning and development.

The speaker will explore strategies to help children strengthen their executive function skills. Accommodations will be discussed on how to build on how the child who needs to build up their executive function skills learns. Participants will also gain information of an understanding of how executive functions work in children even after sensory plans have been implemented.

To register, call Delaware County Public Health at 607- 832-5200.

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