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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Workshop Wednesday, March 2nd: The Impact of Anxiety on Executive Function, Attention and Learning

From NESCA

January 8, 2016

Motivation is an often misunderstood construct. While we often assume it is something individuals have willful control over, in fact, motivation is a highly complex self-regulation skill that first relies on the development of other, more foundational regulatory processes, including emotional management.

Unfortunately, developing motivation in students has become increasingly challenging as they now contend with significantly higher rates of anxiety than ever before.

This presentation will discuss the impact of anxiety on a student’s cognitive resources, such as executive function and attentional control. It will also address how these challenges impact academic, social and emotional functioning. Methods for better understanding the “unmotivated” student and assessing their relative challenges will be shared.

In addition, ways to support the development of self-regulation skills to bridge school and home will be provided.

When:   8:45am - 12:00pm Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Where: TEC Professional Development Center
                   141 Mansion Drive, Suite 200
                   East Walpole, MA 02032

Cost:     $75 TEC Members; $125 Non-Members

Presenter: NESCA Pediatric Neuropsychologist

                   Angela Currie, Ph.D.

Angela Currie, Ph.D.
Dr. Currie specializes in the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders. She has particular interest in the differential diagnosis of learning and self-regulation challenges, including anxiety.

She has extensive experience in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety and is the founder and director of NESCA’s cognitive-behavioral treatment services, which specialize in the treatment of children with co-occurring anxiety and learning challenges.

Register HERE.

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