You will explore the mental capacities we commonly refer to collectively as memory, including attention, short-term memory/initial registration, working memory and information storage and retrieval that are essential to classroom learning. Dr. McCloskey will discuss specific topics including how lesson content relates to the use of specific memory capacities; how presentation format and teacher presentation style can affect students' use of memory capacities; how the memory capacities of individual students can vary greatly and how good teaching can take this fact into account. He will describe instructional methods that can be used to help students with memory processing problems. These methods will focus on how to reduce excessive demands for memory processing; teach students specific strategies for increasing the effective use of their memory capacities and help compensate for memory processing deficits; and to increase students' memory capacities.
Workshop hours: 8:30AM - 3:00PM
At this seminar, you will learn information about:
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
A wide range of specialists working with children will find this workshop relevant and skill-enhancing, including general and special education teachers, remedial teachers and other instructional specialists, educational therapists and speech therapists, clinical and school psychologists and school administrators.
George McCloskey, PhD, is Professor and Director of School Psychology Research in the Psychology Department of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He frequently presents at national, regional and state meetings on cognitive and neuropsychological assessment and intervention topics. Dr. McCloskey is the lead author of Essentials of Executive Functions Assessment (2012) and Assessment and Intervention for Executive Function Difficulties (2008). Dr. McCloskey directed the development of the WISC-IV Integrated and was a Senior Research Director and the Clinical Advisor to the Wechsler Test Development Group for The Psychological Corporation (now part of Pearson).