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Improving Executive Functions: Strategies to Change the Brain and Change Behavior | Seminar on DVD
McCloskey, George, PhD
PESI, Inc. / Seminar on DVD / 2015-06-01 / X48145
School-Oriented / Neuropsychology
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Multi-disc video recording (6 hours, 6 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions

Featuring George McCloskey, PhD, International Expert and Best-Selling Author of Assessment and Intervention for Executive Function Difficulties and Essentials of Executive Functions Assessment

Proven Interventions for Children, Adolescents and Adults

Profile your client’s EF strengths and weaknesses to target specific interventions
Promote EF development - strategies for directing, cueing, prompting
Transition strategies from being externally prompted to internally regulated
Tailor interventions that can be used individually or with large groups/classrooms
Teach your clients to be more independent

Join international expert and author, George McCloskey, Ph.D., for this strategy filled day! Dr. McCloskey has over 35 years of experience as a psychologist and 20 years of researching executive functions (EF), working with leaders in the field and assessing and intervening with the executive function difficulties of children, adolescents and adults. You will learn the nature of executive functions, how to promote their growth, and improve EF difficulties.

People who have executive function deficits can have varying strengths and weaknesses in regulating perception, emotion, thought and action. Dr. McCloskey will teach you how to implement proven strategies that improve your client’s ability to:

Get organized
Resist impulses
Stay focused
Use time wisely

This seminar draws on Dr. McCloskey’s clinical expertise of working with clients and students exhibiting executive function difficulties. He uses captivating descriptive examples and engaging case illustrations drawn from his experiences. You will leave with valuable strategies that are immediately applicable to change your client’s brain and behavior!

Describe a comprehensive neuropsychological model of executive functions.
Explain how executive function difficulties are manifested in individuals diagnosed with various psychological disorders and/or enrolled in special education programs.
Apply effective assessment techniques based on a multidimensional framework to determine executive function strengths and weaknesses and to target specific intervention needs.
Identify strategies that are appropriate for fostering executive function development and/or for intervening when executive function difficulties are identified.
Describe and apply strategies that bridge the gap between “external control” and “internal self-regulation”.
Identify and access sources of information about evidence-based programs that foster executive function development and/or remediate difficulties.

Executive Functions (EF) Overview

The neuropsychology of Executive Functions
Levels, domains of functioning, arenas of involvement
A closer look at the self-regulation level
7 clusters encompassing 33 functions
EF development over time
EFs, DSM 5® diagnoses, educational classifications

Develop an Intervention Plan: Assessment of EF Strengths and Weaknesses
A multidimensional model to guide assessment
Norm referenced tests, rating scales and diagnostic interviewing
Assessing the impact of EF difficulties on academic learning and production
Learning difficulties versus producing difficulties
EF-driven Functional Behavior Assessment

Strategies for EF Development and EF Difficulties
Create an environment for positive change
Develop and use growth mindsets
The EF intervention continuum
Orienting strategies that focus on goals and outcomes
External strategies for modifying behavior
Cueing, prompting and thinking aloud
Bridging strategies from externally controlled to internally self-regulated
Internally self-regulated strategies
Strengthen independent functioning

Evidence-based Programs and Resources to Foster Growth
Develop EFs in pre-school and kindergarten
Problem-solving models and programs
Cognitive strategy instruction and cognitive behavior therapy
Technology-based approaches
Mindfulness techniques and EF growth

About the Speaker:

George McCloskey, Ph.D., is a professor and director of School Psychology Research in the Psychology Department of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and holds Diplomate status with the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology. He frequently presents at international, national, regional and state meetings on cognitive and neuropsychological assessment and intervention topics. Dr. McCloskey has amassed 35 years of experience in test development, teaching research and assessment and intervention work with a wide range of clients. Based on the past 20 years of his research and experience working specifically with children, adolescents and adults exhibiting executive function difficulties, Dr. McCloskey has developed a comprehensive model of executive functions that can be used to assess executive function strengths and difficulties and guide efforts to foster growth and intervene with difficulties. He consults with a number of school districts and private schools nationwide on issues related to improving students’ self-regulation capacities in the classroom, behavior management, assessment and intervention for executive functions difficulties related to academic and behavior problems.

Dr. McCloskey is the lead author of the books Assessment and Intervention for Executive Function Difficulties and Essentials of Executive Functions Assessment and his most recent writing on interventions for executive function and executive skills difficulties appear in Chapter 10 of the book Essentials of Planning, Selecting, and Tailoring Interventions for Unique Learners. He also is the author of the McCloskey Executive Functions Scales (MEFS) that are currently in standardization with Schoolhouse Press.

For U.S. and Canadian customers, a CE test is available for $9.99 USD per participant. International CE rates may vary; please contact PESI, Inc Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

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