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Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Topic: Part 2, Executive Functioning: Making the Transition from High School to College

Host By: Lauren M. Littlefield and Elizabeth Shirk

Details: We encourage students and parents to join us in learning about what to expect during the college accommodations process, the difference between high school and college accommodations and support and the self advocacy and executive functioning skills necessary for a successful first semester.

Bio: (On the right) Lauren M. Littlefield (PhD, Drexel University, 1997) serves as professor and coordinator of the Clinical/Counseling and Psychology Internship programs at Washington College. She is a practicing clinical psychologist with a specialization in neuropsychology. Publishing in the areas of multi‐tasking, self‐regulation, and working memory capabilities, her primary research interest involves the assessment of executive functioning.

Bio: (On the left) Elizabeth Shirk began working in the OAS (Office of Academic Skills) at Washington College in the fall 2017 semester as the Academic Resources Coordinator, and switched roles to the Disability Access Specialist in the summer of 2019. Prior to working at Washington College, Liz worked at Salve Regina University as the First Year Experience Coordinator, at University of Maryland Global Campus as the MBA Coordinator, at Bank of America as a Recruiter, and most recently stayed home with her 3 children. In her free time, Liz likes to hike, go camping, read, and hang with her family. As she grew up in NJ, she is a big NY Yankees and NY Giants fan!