WRUS of­fers free talk on ex­ec­u­tive func­tion­ing

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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 kati­etheeke@wyeriverup­per­school.org.


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