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The Summit School Community Talk: Logged-In and Checked-Out – Presentation Recording and Resources

Tue. 01/26/2021

On Thursday, January 21, Dr. Joan Mele-McCarthy, CCC-SLP, Executive Director at The Summit School, presented Logged-In and Checked-Out: Helping Students Struggling with Executive Functioning.

Children with executive functioning challenges have difficulty with working memory, flexible thinking (cognitive flexibility), and self-control – important skills that affect learning and school achievement. Often, children with executive functions difficulties become frustrated because “they can’t do school” despite their ability to understand the concepts as they are taught. Learn:

  • Signs that your child is struggling with an executive function challenge.
  • What can co-occur with executive functions challenges.
  • How trouble with executive functions can be diagnosed.

Dr. McCarthy was joined by Summit staff members including Genevieve White, School Psychologist, Ian Walsh, Director of Information Technologies and Gretchen Mayer, Instructor and Math Coordinator in discussing how remote learning has challenged our children’s executive functions.

The presentation was recorded. We are pleased to provide the recording along with links to to material referenced during the presentation.

Additional Material:

Executive Skills Questionnaire for Parents – Executive Skills Questionnaire for Parents Behavioral Definitions for EF
Behavioral Definitions – Behavioral Definitions for EF
If you have any questions please contact Jessica Palmeri at Jessica.Palmeri@thesummitschool.org.
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About The Summit School – The Summit School was founded to serve children, grades 1-8, with dyslexia and other learning differences. The Summit School has an incredible record of helping children become successful learners. The core of Summit’s program incorporates: highly trained teachers, evidence-based instruction, hands-on, multi-sensory learning environments and small class sizes. For more information about The Summit School and the resources offered through the Summit Resource Center please visit www.thesummitschool.org.
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