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Friday, October 20 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Executive Function, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Adolescence: The Perfect Storm

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Many students with attention deficit disorder and executive function disabilities are not diagnosed until adolescence. Does the biochemistry of the adolescent brain contribute to the plethora of symptoms associated with these disorders? Does the amount of technology and screen time exacerbate the manifestations of these disabilities in adolescents? Using current research and anecdotal evidence, this presentation will focus on these questions and will provide treatment options in classrooms and educational therapy sessions.

Participants will be able to: identify and differentiate various forms of executive functions; explain how attention deficit disorder manifests itself in adolescence; describe the role of the adolescent brain in executive function and attention deficit disorders; and apply strategies for  remediation of attention deficit disorders and executive function challenges.

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Maralyn Soifer

Educational Therapist, Educational Therapist
Maralyn Soifer is a Board Certified Educational Therapist currently working in private practice. She is a retired LAUSD special education administrator and has taught at Yeshiva University High School in Los Angeles, as well as several independent schools. She holds dual master’s degrees in education and educational administration. Maralyn is... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
LOCATION: Grand Ballroom Salons AB

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