Building Better Brains: Fostering Academic Success through Developing Executive Functioning Skills

Feb 12, 2019 9:00AM—3:00PM


Park Day School

Cost $300 members; ($450 non-members)

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Sharon Saline, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist and Author


How do we meet students where they are and help them develop essential executive functioning skills? In this dynamic and interactive workshop designed for K-12 teachers, administrators and school counselors, participants will learn how and why executive functioning skills are critical to the learning process for all  students, especially for kids learning disabilities, ADHD and high functioning autism. Join us for this unique opportunity to gain practical strategies for identifying and nurturing cognitive strengths in your students and help them overcome daily challenges.


  • Develop a deeper understanding of what it is like to live with learning differences.
  • Learn how stress and anxiety impact students’  executive functioning skills and thus their academic performance and social relationships.
  • Gain innovative tools to improve student focus, organization, planning and motivation.
  • Apply their learning to their specific learning environments.



Sharon Saline, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice, is a top expert in how ADHD, learning disabilities and mental health issues affect children, teens and families. In addition to maintaining a busy private practice, Dr. Saline has worked extensively with schools on mental health issues in the classroom, tools for alternative learners and teacher/parent communication. Dr. Saline funnels this expertise into her book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life. 

Cancellation Policy

Life happens. We understand that there will be times when you cannot attend a workshop that you have registered and paid for. We strive to be as helpful and flexible as possible when things out of your control happen. Please visit our FAQ page for detailed information about our cancellation policy and answers to frequently asked questions about enrollment and membership.