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Improving Focus and Organization

Focus and Organization are undoubtedly two critical learning skills. Both skills are directly impacted by the learner’s stress levels. When stress goes up, learning goes down. Today’s students experience a wide array of school, family, lifestyle and societal stressors. The impact of stress includes, for example, hyperactivity, reading difficulties, scattered thinking, memory challenges, and the inhibition of speech, expression and participation. In this class, we will explore the critical link between stress and learning and use elements of the Brain Gym® program that inhibit the stress response and activate the brain-body system for focus and organization specifically. You will leave this class with new skills for improving your own and other’s ability to focus and organize.

Facilitator: Susan Owens, MS, OTR is Special Education Regional Supervisor, Lenawee Intermediate School District in Michigan. She is also an occupational therapist with over 35 years of experience. She has worked with children with special needs both within the educational system and within hospitals. Susan was a professor at Eastern Michigan and Wayne State Universities over a 15-year timeframe. She is a seasoned presenter in the area of Brain Gym® and Brain Based Learning. In addition to her leadership role within the Michigan educational system, Susan is the Executive Director of The Michigan Brain Gym® Consortium.

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