Executive Functioning 101: A Primer for Parents and Professionals

Through demonstration and hands-on activities, participants will learn cutting-edge, practical strategies to better support their children’s executive functioning at home and at school.

Topics covered in this workshop will include:

An overview of the executive function skills and why they matter
How executive function skills typically develop across childhood and adolescence
Spotting executive dysfunction “red flags”—and when it’s just growing up
Executive functioning and special needs (e.g. ADHD, LDs, anxiety, etc.)
Discussing your child’s executive functioning with teachers and professionals
Practical strategies for home and school that parents can implement tomorrow
Participants will also leave with a comprehensive list of resources so they can continue investigating beyond the workshop.

Who should come: Parents, Teachers and Practitioners new to executive functioning and interested in learning more.

FOR: Parents and professionals
COST: $15
VENUE: The Red Oak Centre, 446 Spadina Road Suite 206 M5P 3M2


Pediatric Occupational Therapy Workshop

Full-Day, Pediatric Occupational Therapy Workshop
For OT, OT/PTA Professionals and OT, OTA/PTA Students

Gain clinical experience providing therapy for children with sensory processing, self-regulation and/or social emotional difficulties. Multiple treatment approaches and strategies will be explored including: sensory integration, Zones of Regulation, Social Thinking and the Alert Program. Attendees will be provided with a certificate of workshop completion.

Workshop objectives:
• To gain an understanding of sensory integration theory and how it relates to occupational performance
• To gain an understanding of cognitive strategies used by OTs for self-regulation and emotional control
• To learn how to administer and interpret clinical observations of neuromuscular integration
• To develop hands-on experience using a variety of tools, including suspended equipment, therapy balls, fine motor tools, scooter boards, self-regulation programs for treatment, etc.

Workshop includes:
• Observation of, and discussion following, one-on-one OT treatment with clients
• Case study work, and interactive exercises.
• The latest research and evidence will be discussed. Intervention strategies will be reviewed and provided for therapy, school and home environments.

FOR: OT, OT/PTA Professionals and OT, OTA/PTA Students
COST: $200
VENUE: The Red Oak Centre, 446 Spadina Road Suite 206 M5P 3M2