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Wed, Sep 29



Panel Discussion - Hilary Cooper, Ph.D. and Sharon Thomas, MSc, MSEd.

Demystifying Executive Function and How to Get our Kids Ready for School

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Panel Discussion - Hilary Cooper, Ph.D. and Sharon Thomas, MSc, MSEd.
Panel Discussion - Hilary Cooper, Ph.D. and Sharon Thomas, MSc, MSEd.

Time & Location

Sep 29, 2021, 7:00 PM EDT


About the Event

About the talk:

During this talk, Sharon and Hilary will discuss:

  • The Executive Function developmental milestones expected of lower, middle, and high school students
  • How Executive Function deficits translate to behaviors
  • Strategies that support the development of executive Function skills
  • How to help a student who is resistant to getting help with EF skills?

About the presenters:

Sharon Thomas was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to British and Brazilian parents and is familiar with the significant issues of adapting to different cultures and school environments. Her personal background and international experience give her a unique insight into the process of cultural adjustment. She has worked successfully with many international families to acclimate them to the intricacies of the American educational system. Sharon is also honored to serve on the Board for the Promise Project, a not-for-profit dedicated to helping under-served kids achieve success in school.

Sharon is licensed in General and Special Education, with a concentration in Learning Disabilities. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Georgetown University, an Master of Science in Child Developmental Psychology from University College London, and an Master of Science in Special and General Education from Hunter College.

Dr. Hilary Cooper has worked with children, adolescents, and families for over twenty years. In addition to a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Cooper has a background in Special Education and Child Development. She has a comfort level and deep understanding of the complexities of every stage of childhood, including adolescence and young adulthood. As a parent of three children, Dr. Cooper is especially mindful of the role of mothers, fathers, and caregivers and has a particular focus on helping parents gain control over their children’s behaviors. Dr. Cooper strives to go “above and beyond” for her patients and guides her treatment by the particular needs of each family.

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