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Tue, Feb 27



Transform Your Approach to Listening and Learning

Sarah Ward will be joining with esteemed expert in social emotional learning Elizabeth Sautter, M.S., CCC/SLP to provide practical strategies on the relationship between listening and executive function.

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Time & Location

Feb 27, 2024, 12:15 AM – 1:30 PM


About the Event

Are you a parent or teacher who felt like your child or student is not listening to you? Have you uttered the phrases  "Pay attention to me", "Why aren't you listening?", "Look at me!", “Can you hear me?!” - How often have we found ourselves saying these phrases to children who appear to not be listening? It's a scenario played out in countless homes and classrooms. . But what if the way we understand listening is only part of the story?

True listening is more than a child making eye contact or sitting motionless. It's a symphony of whole-body and brain regulation, deeply intertwined with executive functioning. The common expectations of “Look at me!” or “Sit still!” might, in fact, be counterproductive, especially for those children who process in a different way.  These are not helpful and can even be harmful, and we have been doing a lot of ‘listening’ to understand why and how to change it. We want to share this information with you and show you different ways to support and teach students to listen.  In recent years, our approach to teaching listening has shifted dramatically. Our practice has changed!  What is helpful?  Come learn about what is new, why we need to change, and, most importantly, how to teach listening differently.

This insight is the foundation of this transformative workshop that I am delighted to invite you to. We will delve into the art and science of listening, exploring its multifaceted nature and redefining traditional whole-body listening and learning approaches.

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