UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital

Annual Witwer Therapy Conference

Each year Witwer Children's Therapy presents a conference for both local professionals and families. 

Click here for this Year's Save the Date
Registration will open early January 2018.

Witwer Children's Therapy Presents:

Michelle Garcia Winner, M.A., CCC-SLP
Executive Functioning: Tackle Homework and Classwork
April 13, 2018 at the Cedar Rapids Marriott


Executive Functioning: Tackle Homework and Classwork with these Helpful Strategies:  discover two types of organizational skills: static and dynamic. Zoom in on dynamic organizational skills and dissect them into 10 steps that are critical in completion of any homework assignment.

The majority of individuals with social learning challenges have difficulty developing organizational skills to manage the increasingly complex expectations of life in upper elementary, middle, high school and into their adult years. Our organizational abilities emerge from our executive functioning skills that are expected to develop through time with minimal instruction. However, for many individuals finding their motivation, knowing how to get started on a project and managing time across a variety of homework assignments can feel like an overwhelming set of tasks - even for the most intellectually sharp individuals. The impact of poor organizational skills is immense; it affects one's outcome in school, at work, well as at home.

The goal of this workshop is to help individuals with social learning challenges.  Learn an educational strategy aligned with each step and receive an extensive take-home handout to support this teaching method.

Who should attend?

  • Parents and  family members of children and young adults
  • Educators/instructors
  • Speech, physical & occupational therapists
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Registered nurses
  • Pediatricians
  • Physician assistants
  • Psychologists
  • Behavioral health professionals
  • Social Workers
Cost to attend:
  • Students, parents or family members: $45
  • Professionals: $200

Registration opens on January 1, 2018.