Join CEO and Founder of ExQ, Sucheta Kamath for two FREE Workshops at the WVSHA Convention 2023. The topics of her presentation are Get a Grit: Scaffolding Grit to Strengthen Growth Mindset and Executive Function Learning and Inverting the burden: A case studies’ approach to equitable outcomes in the discipline of communication sciences and disorders.
Research psychologist, Angela Duckworth, describes grit as “perseverance and passion for long-term goals” and studies show that children and adults who exhibit grit are more engaged, motivated, and take greater responsibility for their own life. Executive Function training centered around explicit teaching of metacognitive processes, growth mindsets, and self-devised strategic thinking catapults individual’s personal agency in personal problem solving and decision to serve the future-self. Participants who wear multiple hats as practitioners, educators, or parents will learn practical strategies to not only unleash clients’ curiosity but increase the rigor of their own practice, while increasing intrinsic motivation and goal-directed persistence.
As students, providers, patient advocates, academicians, and policy-makers rethink ways to achieve health and educational equity, efforts are being made to interrogate systems widening the opportunity gap while producing unfavorable outcomes in marginalized groups. “Inverting the burden” is the process by which we can operationalize efforts to challenge longstanding inequities and hidden racism by upturning the burden from individuals to institutions.
This presentation will examine the equity gap in communication sciences and disorders using interactive case study analysis in three areas of practice: clients, students, and professionals. Participants will increase their knowledge of the complex ecosystem of systemic inequalities and techniques that can improve outcomes.
We’d love to spend some time with you at the Conference, share a cup of coffee to discuss how Georgia’s educational leaders are partnering with ExQ to implement Executive Function curriculum around the country, and explore ways to bring ExQ’s innovative curriculum to your school or practice to help build the Executive Function skills needed to succeed in school and in life!