Intro to Executive Function Skills

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ABOUT THIS CLASS:

When a bright and quirky child has executive function lags, you might be seeing poor grades, difficulty turning homework in, planning assignments, managing time, keeping organized, and/or getting work done. You might even be experiencing your child tuning out parental suggestions. One of the best strategies we know is to bring someone into your 'village' who is not the parent, who knows the exact tools needed to build the skills of executive function. This course is an introduction to many of those tools and skills curated by the team at Beyond BookSmart. They have developed an incredible curriculum outlining a suite of tools that your child can now learn with acclaimed 2e executive function coaches. Meet weekly with your coaches and learn with like-minded twice exceptional kids.

AGES 7-10

DURATION: April 19 - June 7, 2021

MEETS: Mondays for 60 minutes

TIME: 3:15pm Seattle/ 6:15pm New York/ 8:15am Tuesday Sydney

COST: $35 per class, billed as an 8-class session

CANCELLATION POLICY: Classes are fully refundable until 24 hours after the first meeting.

AGES 10-14


DURATION:
 
April 19 - June 7, 2021

MEETS: Mondays for 60 minutes

TIME: 9:00am Seattle/ 12:00pm New York/ 5:00pm London

COST: $35 per class, billed as an 8-class session

CANCELLATION POLICY: Classes are fully refundable until 24 hours after the first meeting.

AGES 10-14


DURATION:
 
April 20 - June 8, 2021

MEETS: Tuesdays for 60 minutes

TIME: 3:15pm Seattle/ 6:15pm New York/ 8:15am Wednesday Sydney 

COST: $35 per class, billed as an 8-class session

CANCELLATION POLICY: Classes are fully refundable until 24 hours after the first meeting.

AGES 14-18


DURATION:
April 20 - June 8, 2021

MEETS: Tuesdays for 60 minutes

TIME: 4:30pm Seattle/ 7:30pm New York/ 9:30am Wednesday

COST: $35 per class, billed as an 8-class session

CANCELLATION POLICY: Classes are fully refundable until 24 hours after the first meeting.

INSTRUCTOR: Jonathan Fass, MA

 Jonathan Fass, MA is an Executive Function Coach with Beyond BookSmart, a current school guidance counselor of 10 years, and a father of two boys.  He has a Master's Degree in Psychology and Counseling and a Certificate of Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Educational Leadership.  Jonathan has presented at the Massachusetts School Counselor Conference.  In his current role as a school guidance counselor, he works with K-8 students, and a a practicing executive function coach Jon works with students ranging from 11 years of age to 22 years of age.

INSTRUCTOR: Donna McLaughlin, MS

Donna McLaughlin is an Executive Function Coach with Beyond BookSmart.  She received her MS in Educational Administration from St. John Fisher College and is a dedicated, warm, and resourceful educator with a solid commitment to the social-emotional and academic growth and development of every child.  As an experienced leader, mentor and practitioner, she has a passion for working with students who are differently abled. She has over twenty years experience teaching high school English and has also held the titles of Literacy Specialist, Instructional Coach and Teacher Leader.

INSTRUCTOR: Simone Miliaresis, EdS

Simone Miliaresis, EdS is an executive functioning coach with Beyond BookSmart, a school psychologist, and a special instructor. She has a Master's degree in Education and an Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology. Simone has also been the recipient of two Fulbright Fellowships. Simone's focus includes working with children with disabilities and her experience spans from working with babies as a special instructor, k-8 children as a school psychologist, and middle school and high school students as an executive functioning coach.

INSTRUCTOR: Stephen Russell, MA

Stephen Russell, MA is an Executive Functioning Coach with Beyond BookSmart, an experienced Special Education Teacher, and father of one. He has a Master's degree in Special Education. He works with students aged 10-25 on barriers to education that may not be addressed within the school setting.

"Before working with Coach Stephen, I wasn’t sure if my 2e child was going to graduate high school. Under his tutelage, my son graduated with a 3.0 GPA and got into the college of his choice."

— Parent of an Executive Function Student