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Homework Helpers: Using Executive Function Skills to Close the Homework Circle
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Event Description:
Title: Homework Helpers: Using Executive Function Skills to Close the Homework Circle
Date(s): January 20, 2016
Time(s): 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: Oakland Schools, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford 48328
Cost: Free
Presenter(s): Sarah Ward, MS, CCC-SLP
Class Limit: 300
Knowledge: None
Grade Level: 3-8
Audience: Parents of students in grades 3-8
Meal(s): Snack
Questions? Please contact
Due to funding guidelines; this event is for Oakland County Public School and PSA’s parents only.

For many students, including students with weak executive function skills, homework is a challenge. Parents and students alike can get frustrated while trying to complete homework. While teachers and school professionals might teach students strategies to break down assignments or to make the material easier to process, parents often are not familiar with these interventions. Parents don't want to be teachers, but if they can have familiarity with these supportive strategies, then they can smooth the homework process. In this workshop, the following topics will be addressed:

  • Closing the Homework Circle-Supporting students in recording, bringing home, completing and returning assignments.
  • The Homework Space: Learning how to create a positive and productive environment for homework.
  • Setting Up Successful Homework Sessions: Learning simple techniques to help students organize and process information for assignments, long term projects and study skills.