Spur Executive Function in Kindies

September 18, 2018

This workshop will introduce developmental ideas of executive function with a specific focus on ‘future thinking’ and practical strategies developed by Sarah Ward (SLP) & Kristen Jacobsen (SLP). As occupational therapists, Rae and Ross are interested in the connection between self-regulation and executive function development. Participants will learn practical, easy-to-implement strategies which they can use immediately in their kindergarten classes.

Rae has worked as an occupational therapist for 17 years, 10 of which have been in Langley School District through the Centre for Child Development. Occupational therapists in the school district provide consultation to schools for K-12 students who have physical, accessibility, fine motor, self-regulation, and sensory processing challenges.

Ross worked as a teacher in the B.C. school system for 20 years and has been an occupational therapist with Langley School District for 5 years.