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Parent Workshop for EF Skills Development

Executive functions (EF) are the cognitive processes that regulate an individual’s ability to sustain self-directed action toward a goal. They include areas of the brain responsible for planning, cognitive flexibility, rule recognition, initiating appropriate actions, inhibiting inappropriate actions, and regulating emotions.



This workshop has been postponed. If you would like to be notified about future options, please contact Carroll Pare at 802-387-6885 or

This workshop is designed for parents whose students are transitioning into college. Work with Landmark College faculty trained in a teaching model proven to help address EF challenges head-on and put students on the path toward achieving their academic goals.

Participants will gain an understanding of the areas in which their students may need to build strengths to succeed academically, including:

  • Self-regulation
  • Motivation
  • Academic skills
  • Social-emotional influences

In just one day, families will come away from this workshop able to communicate better about a student’s academic and social struggles, as well as their successes. And with fewer frustrations, because they will have a better understanding about which questions to ask and what kinds of support to provide in order to foster success in their student.



Carroll Paré

About the Instructor

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Christie Herbert, Associate Professor of Art at Landmark College, holds a BA in English from Reed College, an MAT degree from the School for International Training, and an MFA degree from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. At Landmark since 1986, Herbert currently coordinates the B.A. in Studio Arts degree program and teaches a variety of courses, including a study abroad course in Japan on its art and culture. She has taught numerous workshops and courses to parents and educators about Learning Differences, Executive Functioning, Universal Design for Learning, and Best Practices in Teaching Students Who Are Neurodivergent. Herbert designs her workshops to model the kinds of effective teaching and communication strategies that she wants the participants to understand.

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