Why emotional self-regulation needs to precede
executive functioning training or tutoring
It is often assumed that anxiety will disappear if the student just sits down and does the homework assignment. Why then, after supervised repetition, modeling, role-playing and tutoring do executive skill behaviors not stick for some students? Why is change so difficult? Why does anxiety, like a tsunami, overcome a student when he or she is faced with a writing task or test?
In this presentation speech pathologist, author and neurotherapist at the Hallowell Center of Sudbury, Mass., Rebecca Shafir, explains why emotional self-regulation needs to precede executive functioning training or tutoring. Rebecca will present effective alternative and complementary approaches and strategies for helping students manage stress associated with learning to get things done.
In today’s fast paced and distractible
world we need to connect more efficiently
with people, information and ourselves.
Shafir, M.A., CCC
Whether you’re a student, a parent, a boomer or a zoomer (65+), it is possible to increase your thinking, learning and communication skills to new levels of mastery. Through a guided “brain training” approach you can fine tune your brain to achieve higher grades, emotional balance, a sharper memory and faster learning. Let me help you get there with state-of-art, evidence-based approaches that work!
Many of you will have different starting points, click your path below to a better quality of life and a better brain:
Manage stress and anxiety. Uncontrolled stress and worry can obliterate your thinking and communication efficiency. Learn the best ways to clear your mind and get the job done.
Improve your brain functioning. How’s your control of attention and focus, sleep, mood, energy and clarity? Do you suffer from migraines? Have you ever had a concussion? Without a solid neurological infrastructure life is more difficult.
Increase your working memory capacity. Your ability to mentally multi-task is key to getting things done. If you feel a big gap between your performance at school or the workplace and your potential, a weak working memory may be the culprit.
Become a mindful listener. This powerful skill can make major changes in the way you process information, negotiate, and lead. Any family counselor will agree: the key to successful relationships and a good marriage is listening.
Sound like a successful professional. A powerful vocal image communicates confidence, leadership and know-how. A good verbal impression can support a great resume. It can also help a so-so resume sound sensational.
As a better listener and a more self-aware speaker, you:
Increase loyalty – with customers, with the public, within a family or company
Boost teamwork and cooperation
Resolve conflicts and head off litigation
Reduce stress, prevent burnout and cope with information overload
Remember more and be remembered
Persuade others more easily
Study and work both efficiently and effectively
Become more likable and trusted
Skills Are Key to Business Success In a 2009 study by RainToday.com,
"Service provider did not listen to
me" was the most widely cited complaint,
named by 38% of those
buying professional services. Additionally,
55% of those surveyed said they would be
"much more likely" to consider
hiring the provider if they listened better.
Is your listening up to par?
Don’t just talk, and don’t pretend to listen. Instead, connect.