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Upcoming events

    • January 10, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Support for Families, 1663 Mission Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco 94103

    Co-sponsored with Support for Families of Children with Disabilities


    This talk will provide a definition of executive functioning as well as descriptions of the many potential implications of deficits in this area.  Basic principles of executive functioning intervention will be covered.  To exemplify these principles, we will discuss specific behavioral strategies to help build executive functioning skills and compensate for deficits, as well as technology to support these strategies.

    Shayla Hulgan, M.A.

    Educational Specialist

    Children’s Health Council

    Shayla Hulgan, M.A., is an educational specialist and executive functioning coach.  After studying cognitive psychology and human development at UC Davis and working at the UC Davis MIND Institute, Shayla completed a Master’s program at Northwestern University in Learning Disabilities.  Shayla has been a classroom teacher and has worked in private practice as a learning specialist.  She is currently the Manager of Educational Services at Children’s Health Council and is building their executive functioning coaching program.  She also completes educational evaluations, provides one-on-one educational therapy, and runs groups to build executive functioning skills in middle and high school students.

    Audience:  Most relevant for parents and teachers of students in grades 5 – 12, but parents and teachers of younger students are also welcome to attend. 

    Saturday, January 10, 2015 9 am - 12 pm.

    Location: Support for Families, 1663 Mission Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco 94103

    Cost:  FREE

    To Register: please contact Support for Families at (415) 920-5040.

    Free childcare and interpretation services in Spanish and Cantonese are available for families who pre-register.

    • January 14, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Athena Academy - 525 San Antonio Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
    Most people think in words; however, one-third of children in any given classroom think in images, and this percentage is growing.

    High achieving, left-brained learners are advanced in reading, writing, spelling, calculation and memorization, and perform well under timed conditions.

    Visual-spatial learners are gifted in right-hemispheric abilities, such as imagination, visualization, intuitive knowledge, multi-dimensional perception, science and technology, holistic thinking, creativity, artistic expression (music, dance, art, drama), and emotional responsiveness. Visual-spatial gifts are vital to employment in the 21st century and need to be nurtured.

    Dr. Silverman, author of Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner and founder of the Gifted Development Center in Denver, will offer specific strategies for identifying and teaching visual-spatial learners, as well as fresh perspectives and countless ideas for parents of VSLs.

    Please RSVP:

Parents Education Network (PEN), 6050 Geary Blvd., Ste. 101A, San Francisco, CA 94121    Phone: (415) 751-2237

PEN is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, federal tax ID# 43-2008436.

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