Gifted and Thriving Signature Live Webinar Series Presents:
"Understanding Executive Functioning and Your Neurodiverse Child"
Thursday, Nov. 12th 8 PM EST (5 PM PDT)
Join Dr. Mike Postma, along with special guest, leading executive function expert and coach Seth Perler, as they share the root causes of executive functioning deficits in our neurodiverse children and provide strategies to improve those skills
Practical Solutions from Gifted/2e Educators and Experts in Executive Functioning
Join Dr. Mike Postma, along with special guest Seth Perler, a leading Executive Functioning Coach and expert, as they share the root causes of executive functioning deficits in our neurodiverse children and provide strategies to improve those skills. These are skills that need to be taught, and they need to have to move from surviving to thriving in their world - in our world!
Learn the important brain science behind why neurodiverse children struggle with Executive Functioning Deficits and what the 20 common "aspects" of EF are so you can understand how a child might be developing asynchronously in various key areas. Dr. Mike and Seth will also share some of the most important EF skills and sub skills children need to develop and be taught directly, and learn important strategies to support these students.
Valuable Discussion from Live Webinar with Support Materials to Keep
Dr. Mike and Seth will share over an hour of valuable and hands on information you can implement right away. They will conclude and then have open time for live Q&A for all participants (all questions will be answered!). In addition, you will have the webinar recording to keep for future along with extra handouts and support materials to help you navigate in finding a supportive and productive learning environment for your gifted/2e child, teachers and family.
The root cause of executive functioning deficits in your child can be found in asynchronous development. Intense sensory development accompanied by intense limbic growth can inhibit social and emotional regulation which in turn affects the proper growth of executive functioning, skills like time management, self-regulation, working memory, organization, and more. These skills need to be deliberately taught to neurodiverse students alongside academic pursuits. In this live webinar, Dr. Mike is joined by Executive Functioning expert and coach, Seth Perler as they will address the root causes of executive functioning deficiets and provide strategies to improve those same skills.
Meet Dr. Mike
Hello! I'm Dr. Mike Postma, an educator, speaker, author, consultant and coach residing in beautiful Bellingham, WA. Together with my wife, Julie, we have raised our own 4 gifted/2e children and know how difficult this journey can be. That is one reason I have dedicated my life work to the holistic development of the gifted/2e community. I've served as a Gifted Teacher in the classroom, as an Administrator of gifted schools, as a professional developer of gifted programming and curriculum and as Executive Director of the SENG organization (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted), and now launching our brand new company Gifted & Thriving, LLC. I look forward to spending time together with you to learn how we can best teach and support this exceptional community so we can all move from a place of just surviving to THRIVING! I look forward to the journey with you!
Meet Seth Perler!
Seth Perler is an Executive Function, ADHD and 2e coach with an MEd in Gifted Education. His life’s work is dedicated to helping complicated, neurodiverse kids succeed. He has an MEd in Gifted Education and taught for many years. His blog, SethPerler.com, is shared with over 45,000 families worldwide. It’s packed with actionable insights for parents and educators who want to help students who struggle with homework, grades, procrastination, overwhelm, underachievement, time-management, motivation, etc. Understanding “Executive Function” is critical when it comes to supporting these struggling students.