Susan Crist, M.S. Ed.
Executive Functioning Coach
Ms. Crist specializes in executive functioning skills coaching for students of all ages, as well as adults. With over twenty years of professional experience in an academic setting, she has worked closely with hundreds of children and their parents to achieve success in school and life. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from the University of South Florida and a Master of Science in educational psychology from Georgia State University. Ms. Crist’s passion is to encourage parents and inspire students. She accomplishes this through attempting to understand each family’s situation, then implementing research-based best practices and practical, developmentally appropriate, customized action plans. Ms. Crist has held numerous parent and teacher seminars and has led parent support groups throughout the southeastern United States. Ms. Crist lives in Gwinnett County and Lakemont, Georgia, with her husband. They have two grown daughters.
EF skills act as an air traffic controller or orchestra conductor in the brain, directing thoughts toward behaviors that are crucial for academic and social success. The primary EF skills are identified as: Working Memory, Self-Monitoring, Organization, Planning & Prioritizing, Impulse Control, Task Initiation/Completion, Mental Flexibility, and Time Management.
With offices in Tucker and Dunwoody, Susan provides one-on-one executive function coaching using evidence-based best practices. Through coaching, Susan teaches students how to organize, plan for tests/assignments, prioritize, manage time, maintain focus, access recall of important information, and study more effectively. Similarly, in working with adults, she helps to process daily demands and suggests ways to be more effective and productive at work and at home. To discuss personal Executive Function coaching for you or your child, please contact Ms. Crist at 770.375-8124 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Executive Function for School Success Series:
o Helpful Strategies for Sustaining Attention
o Reducing Procrastination
o Remembering to Remember
o Strategies to Boost EF Skills in Elementary School
o Strategies to Boost EF Skills in Teens
o Strategies to Boost EF Skills during High School
o Strategies for Reading, Written Expression and Math Problem-Solving
o Strategies to Improve Planning & Organization
o Technology Tools for ADHD, EF and Learning Disabilities
o Homework Battles: When to Help, How Much to Help
• Executive Functioning and Parenting Strategies
• Habits: Life-changing Power of Creating and Maintaining Habits
• Managing Adult ADHD at Work and in Marriage
• Psychological Testing: Making Sense of the Report and Getting the Most from your Results
• Screen Time: Suggestions for Monitoring Use and Setting Limits
• Supporting Adults with Intense Emotions
• Knowing your Rights: Special Education, IEPs and 504 Accommodations
• Help your child manage school-related anxiety and stress