WRUS offers free talk on executive functioning
CENTREVILLE — Wye River Upper School announces Dr. Lauren Littlefield, psychologist and associate professor, will present “Building Better Habits: Organization, Planning and Goal Setting Strategies for Adolescents with Executive Dysfunction” on Thursday, July 27, at 7 p.m.
Littlefield will support parents and other guests in their understanding of executive functioning and methods for breaking old habits and forming new, more effective ones. The audience will be guided in an activity to help them conceptualize executive functions in everyday terms, which will ultimately help them to assess their own strengths and weaknesses. Participants will build an awareness for what individuals with executive skills challenges experience on a daily basis.
These individuals include children and adolescents, individuals who have suffered a concussion, and those diagnosed with learning disabilities, ADHD, depression, and anxiety. Strategies geared toward supporting the different executive functioning challenges will be offered; for instance, learning is suppor ted by planning ahead, managing time, organizing space, and forming routines. Goal setting and its various barriers will also be discussed.
Littlefield is a psychologist and an associate professor of psychology at Washington College in Chestertown. She teaches neuropsychology, psychological assessment, and diagnosis and group therapy to undergraduate students.
The event hosted at Wye River Upper School located at 316 S. Commerce Street in Centreville is open to the public. Register for your free tickets by visiting www. wyeriverupperschool.org/ tools/speaker-series/. For more information, contact Katie Theeke at 410-7582922 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DR. LAUREN LITTLEFIELD