Announcing The Nora School 22-23 Parent Education Series!
When: Wednesday, October 19
Where: Virtually, at 7 pm
$$: FREE and open to the parenting public
Executive Functioning in Teens: What Parents Should Know, and Supporting Strategies
This live, virtual presentation addresses executive functioning skills, which are essential as adolescents launch into adulthood – but those skills don’t always arrive in our brains in a certain timeline. In our talk, we will define different aspects of executive functioning and provide ideas for how to support challenges in this area. We will also discuss the diagnosis of ADHD, which has accompanying executive functioning difficulties, including treatment options and common misconceptions.
Dr. Frederiksen and Dr. Rothman of The Stixrud Group will present their insights and knowledge in this presentation and will be able to take questions at the end of the presentation.
About our speakers:
Katia Fredriksen, Ph.D. Dr. Fredriksen received her B.A. at Princeton and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at UMass Boston. During these years, in addition to her coursework, she worked as a therapist on a children’s inpatient unit and in multiple outpatient settings for children, teens, and adults, and she published research and presented at national and international conferences. She did two years of post-doctoral training in neuropsychology at a private practice in the Boston area. She has worked in private practice ever since, which has included working with kids and families and providing trainings for parents and clinicians. She grew up in the D.C. metro area and returned here in 2010. Dr. Fredriksen lives with her husband, two kids, cat, and parakeet.
Yael Rothman, Ph.D. Dr. Rothman attended undergrad at University of Michigan and later received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. She completed her internship at the Children’s Hospital Colorado and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., where she worked as a pediatric neuropsychologist and was an assistant professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine for 4 years. She has also taught young autistic children, done research at Cambridge University in the U.K., presented and published research, and done parent training. Dr. Rothman taught and performed improv comedy for 10 years and is a mother to an almost 2 year-old.