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2021-04  WWDSS Speaker Series Presents: Executive Functioning

20th April 2021

2021-04  WWDSS Speaker Series Presents: Executive Functioning

Executive functioning is a collection of abilities that allow us to take in, process and use information. Hina and Arianna will discuss the components of executive functioning and how they relate to learning and success in everyday tasks. We’ll discuss how you can use supports and strategies to improve an individual’s performance in planning, self-monitoring, and carrying-out tasks related to functional independence. Given the current shift to virtual learning in many settings, we will also discuss executive functioning as it relates to virtual learning, and strategies to support learners/facilitate learning in this context.

Presenter: Hina Mahmood, M.OT, Senior Registered Occupational Therapist and Arianna Coles, M.OT, Registered Occupational Therapist

DATE:      Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
TIME:       7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
WHERE:   ZOOM (A zoom link and password will be sent to those who register)
COST:      Members $5 each, Non-Members $15 each

Register by Sunday, April 18th.

Hina Mahmood, M.OT, Senior Registered Occupational Therapist is DSRF's senior OT and has been at DSRF since 2016. Prior to obtaining her degree she worked at DSRF for 6 years as the administrative assistant, and volunteer coordinator as well as a teacher’s assistant for the Reading & Communication program. Hina is passionate about working with individuals of all ages who have special needs and values a collaborative approach.  Hina is trained in the SOS Approach to Feeding and has given presentations on topics including toileting, increasing independence in school aged children and executive functioning. Hina is also the co-host of the DSRF Podcast The Low Down.

Arianna Coles, M.OT, Registered Occupational Therapist is a recent graduate of the Master of Occupational Therapy program at the University of British Columbia. Prior to this, Arianna worked as a Community Living Counselor for 6 years, where she discovered her passion for working with individuals with varying abilities and diagnoses and supporting them in working towards their goals. This inspired her to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy. Arianna values collaborating with those she works with in order to discover what is meaningful to them and working to support her clients to achieve their goals in a fun and engaging way. In her spare time, Arianna enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, traveling and reading.

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