Beyond ABC’s and 123’s: Building Learning Skills and Confidence in Your Child – January 20

Parents, grandparents are invited to participate in a free presentation at Lakeview P.S. on January 20 at 6:30 PM. This is offered by our Board’s speech-language pathologists. Learn how to be an active participant in supporting your child mental and cognitive development! Free child-minding for ‘school age children’ will be provided by your School Council. Light snacks and refreshments also provided.

Beyond ABC’s and 123’s: Building Learning Skills and Confidence in Your Child

This presentation explains to parents what executive functions are and how to foster them in their school aged child, including explaining the gradual release of responsibility, using declarative language and building independence.

Executive functioning training will focus on how executive function and self-regulation skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully, and are required to develop and use the learning skills listed on the report card. Each skill draws on elements of the others, and the successful application of executive function skills requires them to operate in coordination with each other.

The main predictor of later academic success is strong executive functioning skills, however studies are showing that children today are more dis-regulated than children 15 year ago.