TOMORROW: Executive Functioning Symposium, Thursday, 3/8, 6pm, Student Center
Wed, Mar 7 10:08am
Oakland School for the Arts

OSAEST Presents:

Executive Functioning Symposium: How can I help my ADD child get organized?


Please join the OSA Education Support Team for the next seminar in their Spring Series on March 8th, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the Student Center.

The discussion will look at the components and barriers to executive functioning in the following ways:

  • Understanding ADHD and Executive Functioning deficits
  • Organizational tools and tips
  • Best practices
  • Self-advocacy

Presented by The OSA Education Support Team (OSAEST). Facilitated by Christian Patz, Caroline Raffanti, and Amanda Simons.

At the end of the 45-minute interactive presentation, there will be time for questions and answers.  Given the nature of the topic, questions will be limited to general questions not about individual students.

Caroline Raffanti has been an Education Specialist for over five years and has worked with all grade levels at OSA. She has a background in coaching gymnastics, teaching, and Special Education. She is working towards her Master’s in Education.

Amanda Simons is an Education Specialist for the high school students at OSA. She is in the final semester of her Special Education Master’s program. Her thesis is investigating transition planning for students entering high school through the development of self-advocacy skills.

The OSA Education Support Team endeavors to build capacity in our students, their families, and the Oakland community. We strive to contribute insightful and recommendations that will improve, strengthen and expand support for students with diverse needs. We provide resources, referrals, information and networking. Our goal is to foster cohesive and collaborative working foundations between parents and the school, so that those invested in the education of their student is able to obtain the best possible support system for our students.