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Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in Announcements, Chapter Meeting

Thurs 11/19 – Developing Brains: Scattered Kids & Executive Function

Thurs 11/19 – Developing Brains: Scattered Kids & Executive Function

MultiTasking KidsDespite strengths in other areas, gifted youth often struggle with or experience asynchronous development in executive functioning ability.

Organization. Self-starting. Focus. Transitions. Task persistence. These struggles can prevent kids from reaching their goals and potential. – event flyer (.pdf) / BW

Topic | Developing Brains: Scattered Kids & Executive Function

When | Thursday 11/19, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Where | Rutherford Elementary Multi-Purpose Room, 115 Rutherford Rd., Stillwater, MN

With proper supports, parents and educators can empower students with solutions that work.

Guest Mary L. Wandrei, PhD., is a licensed psychotherapist with offices in White Bear Lake, MN. She specializes in assessment, coaching, and psychotherapy for gifted and talented and twice-exceptional (2E) children and adults.

Guest Bio: Mary Wandrei, PhD.MCGT_November2015_SMALL

Mary L. Wandrei, PhD., has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years and has been a licensed psychologist since 1998. She was a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Marquette University for several years before returning to her home state of Minnesota in 2006. She has a number of special interests for working with children, including assessment, coaching, and psychotherapy for gifted and talented and twice-exceptional children; Asperger’s Syndrome screening/consultation; school adjustment and educational planning; and consultation around executive functioning, anxiety, depression, sensory processing, and temperament issues. She has presented on these topics to parents, educators, and mental health professionals through the MN Council for Gifted and Talented, the MN Department of Education, MN Institute for Talented Youth, Project2Excel, and other public and private conference engagements.

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