Build the Brain When it Counts: Cultivate Cognitive and Executive Function Skills- 45 minutes
Build the Brain When it Counts series offers three webinars to increase the knowledge and skills of educators to nurture children’s executive function skills through the cognitive, literacy and social-emotional thematic frameworks. The strategies and activities will illustrate an invigorating learning process to put Pre-K to Kindergarten children on a positive learning trajectory.Part 1:Using a thematic framework of the ‘Cognitive World’, this webinar will illustrate a variety of math, science, literacy and movement activities to train children in executive function skills – attention, working memory, filtering out distractions, and problem-solving skills– to pave the way for success with learning and development. A popular children’s book will serve as the focal point to embed numerous highly motivating activities to cultivate cognitive and executive function skills. Build the Brain When it Counts: Cultivate Cognitive and Executive Function Skills Handout
MA, Author & Educational Consultant
Padmaja Sarathy is a highly sought after, globally engaged educational consultant and author with extensive expertise in the fields of special education and early childhood education. Driven by an intense commitment to maximize learning outcomes for children with special needs, Padmaja uses evidence-based methods to guide educators to pursue innovative instructional techniques across the United States, and abroad. She inspires educators through webinars, onsite coaching, and workshops at international and regional conferences. She has also written multiple books focusing on autism, significant and multiple disabilities, paraeducators, early childhood education, and special education legal compliance. Earlier in her career, she was a diagnostician and served as Special Education Supervisor at the Ford Bend Independent School District. Visit www.infinitepossibilities-sped.com for more information.
She is also the founder and president of a nonprofit organization – Parent Engagement for Active Child Enrichment (PEACE). PEACE (www.peacenurtureskids.org) coaches and guides families, particularly those from marginalized populations, to enable and empower their children towards a positive and productive academic and life trajectory.