Presentation by Alison P. Block, PhD., licensed psychologist and Director of the Health Psychology Center in Little Silver
Tuesday, January 29th, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m., Middletown High School North Library, 63 Tindall Rd, Middletown, NJ
“Many children from across the region are struggling to maintain structure and stability post-Hurricane Sandy. It's important for parents and teachers to help these children, whether directly affected by the storm or not, to feel grounded and safe,” said Dr. Alison Block, licensed psychologist and Director of the Health Psychology Center, Little Silver. “Helping them to cope with executive functioning issues is a good start to creating a "new normal" in their scattered world."
Poor executive function can impact a student academically, socially and emotionally. Dr. Block notes that your child may be experiencing problems with executive functioning if they consistently have a disorganized desk and messy backpack; lose things often; forget to finish or turn in assignments; have trouble getting started or sustaining effort during homework; seem to “space out” when given complex instructions; or have difficultly planning ahead and managing time. They may also have trouble performing essential mental tasks, including planning, strategizing, organizing, setting goals and completing projects.
Join the Middletown Township Friends of Different Learners and Dr. Block for "Smart but Scattered: Helping Students Cope with Executive Functioning Challenges" so you can learn how to help your child overcome his or her executive function challenges. The event is free, but online registration is required at http://mtfodlsbs13.eventbrite.com/. Contact Dr. Alison Block for more information at http://dralisonblock.com/.
About Dr. Alison Block
Alison P. Block, PhD. is a licensed psychologist and the Director of the Health Psychology Center in Little Silver. In her Little Silver practice, Dr. Block works with many children and adolescents with anxiety disorders, depression, academic and sports performance issues and other challenges. She is also the psychologist for the Department of Medicine at Monmouth Medical Center and a clinical instructor in Medicine at Drexel University.
About The Middletown Township Friends of Different Learners
The Middletown Township Friends of Different Learners is a network of parents who meet monthly to support each other when experiencing a spectrum of learning differences including ADHD, dyslexia, behavior issues and a wide range of specific disabilities. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.