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Evening Talk: A Tool Kit for Self-Management - Executive Function by Virginia Spielmann

  • Thursday, September 29, 2016
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Island Christian Academy, 70 Bridges Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong


(depends on selected options)

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'Executive Function' is a complicated concept that refers to a collection of inter-related processes which are responsible for future oriented behavior. This system of skills includes the ability to: hold information in mind and use it; pause and think before acting; filter out distractions; shift attention; and develop and use strategies to achieve short, mid and long-term goals. It is ultimately about modifying one's own behavior to change future outcomes.

These skills begins to develop at around 6 months of age and continue to develop into the late 20s. They are crucial for success in school, university, and the workplace; friendships, familial and marital relationships; risk assessment and making healthy life decisions.

Join us on September 29th at 7 pm for this practical talk which aims to provide easy to digest background theory on the development of these skills, a discussion on the implications of difficulties with executive function and take-home ideas and strategies for supporting children from the early years through adolescence and young adulthood. This talk will be beneficial for all parents, as well as professionals who work with children.

Virginia Spielmann is an Occupational Therapist, specialising in infant and child development, sensory integration and mental health, and is the Clinical Director of SPOT Children's Interdisciplinary Therapy Center, HK.  Virginia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy at Oxford Brookes University in England, and is currently studying for her PhD in Infant and Early Childhood Development.

This event is open to all parents and caregivers, waiting and prospective parents, adult adoptees, professionals and students.

  • 170HKD for AFHK members; 
  • 270HKD for non-members or lapsed members (or click here to join/renew your AFHK membership and attend this event for the member's rate of 170HKD).

Seating is limited, registration and payment are required in advance.

Please arrive to check-in at 6:45pm. Meeting is from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.


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