March 3, 2016 (Thursday)
Executive Function: Realities and Possibilities
A Primer for Parents

There is nothing more important to a child’s success in school than executive functions — the ability to plan, prioritize, start, and follow through on any task. For children with special needs who also struggle with working memory, as so many do, developing reliable executive functions is even more difficult.

Lydia Soifer, Ph.D. will discuss how executive function issues affect children both academically and socially in everyday tasks. She will share practical ways that parents can meet, head-on, the many challenges related to executive function.

Dr. Soifer is a language pathologist with over 35 years’ experience in clinical and private practice and university teaching. She is the Director of the Soifer Center for Learning and Child Development, a multidisciplinary diagnostic, remedial and advocacy setting of psychologists, language and speech pathologists, special educators, reading teachers, parent trainers, and advocates. She is Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and faculty member in the Early Intervention Training Institute, both at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

In 1998 Dr. Soifer was appointed the Executive Director of the Children’s Development and Education Foundation (renamed the Best Children’s Foundation). She has consulted with many public and private schools across the country, authored a chapter on the relationship of oral language to literacy for a textbook now in its third edition, and created the language assessment portion of a software product, WordWeaver for Speech and Language Assessment.

Soifer Institute website

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Temple Sholom
300 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich

This event is free and open to the public.

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Co-sponsored by Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities


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