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Engage in intensive training on the topic of executive functions and with applications to the classroom.

Cost: $695 per person through May 28, 2021 and $795 per person after May 28, 2021
Save $100 per person when registering a group of 3 or more.

Join Us for This Online Summer Institute

From July 26-30, 2021, Learning & the Brain is offering an online Summer Institute (SOLD OUT).

***NEW WEEK ADDED*** From August 2-6, 2021, Learning & the Brain is offering an online Summer Institute. (SOLD OUT)

This course will help participants gain a deeper understanding of executive functions and how executive function deficits impact the behavior and academic production of children and adolescents. Participants will gain state-of-the-art knowledge of evidence-based methods to help children and adolescents improve their use of executive functions. Ways to discuss executive functions with children, parents, and other school staff will be offered, as well as ways to help motivate children and adolescents to ensure their full participation in efforts to help them.

Special emphasis will be placed on how to orient students to intervention efforts and help them move from being externally controlled to internally self-regulated through the use of bridging strategies. Case study examples of assessment and intervention efforts and outcomes with children and adolescents will be discussed throughout the presentation. Participants will leave this workshop energized and with a renewed sense of purpose, a greater knowledge of how to improve executive functions, and a greater realization of how they can have a positive effect on the children, parents, and professionals with whom they work. This institute is hands-on and is limited to 50 participants.

The Summer Institute Is for:

  • All Teachers, Special Educators, School Administrators
  • School Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists
  • Learning Specialists, Counselors, Academic Support Staff
  • Other Professionals who work with children and adolescents in grades PreK-12

At This Institute, You Will:

  • Describe a comprehensive model of executive functions
  • Describe and apply strategies that use external control to help a student function more effectively in school settingst
  • Describe and apply strategies that help students bridge the gap between being externally controlled and being internally self-regulated
  • Describe and apply strategies that enable students to improve their use of internally self-regulated strategies to improve their functioning in school settingst
  • Explain the difference between learning difficulties and producing difficulties
  • Identify and access sources of information about evidence-based methods that can be used to strengthen student’s awareness of when and how to self-regulate
  • Identify and access sources of information about evidence-based programs that foster executive function development and/or remediate difficulties


About the Institute

This Learning & the Brain Summer Institute will be led by Dr. George McCloskey and assisted by Dr. Belinda Karge. This program is designed to help individuals and school teams develop knowledge about executive function research and applications to the classroom and/or clinical practice. The program offers participants an intensive professional development experience, drawing on the most up-to-date findings in research on executive functions.

About Dr. George McCloskey

George McCloskey, PhD, is a professor and Director of School Psychology Research in the School of Applied and Professional Psychology of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and holds Diplomate status with the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology. Dr. McCloskey has amassed 40 years of experience in test development, teaching, research, and assessment and intervention work. The content of the workshop is based on the past 25 years of his research and experience working specifically with children, adolescents and adults exhibiting executive function difficulties. He frequently presents at international, national and state conferences on cognitive and neuropsychological assessment and intervention topics and consults with a number of school districts and private schools nationwide on issues related to improving students’ executive capacities.

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 functions and executive skills difficulties appears in Chapter 10 of the book Essentials of Planning, Selecting, and Tailoring Interventions for Unique Learners (2014). He also is the author of the McCloskey Executive Functions Scales (MEFS) Teacher (2016) and Parent (2019) Forms that have been standardized and published with Schoolhouse Educational Services.  Dr. McCloskey is co-author with his wife, Laurie McCloskey of the children’s book titled The Day Frankie Left His Frontal Lobes at Home (in Press). 


About Dr. Belinda Karge

Belinda Karge, PhD, is a Professor and Coordinator of Learning and Instruction in the School of Education Doctoral Program at Concordia University Irvine. She taught and worked in administration both in general education and special education at the elementary and high school levels prior to moving to the university. Her professional record demonstrates a consistent pattern of scholarly activities including research, publications (four textbooks, five curriculum texts, four book chapters, several educational tools, over 135 articles). Her primary area of expertise is researched-based instructional strategies. During the course of her career, Dr. Karge has made plentiful referred presentations to international, state, and local groups of school district employees and has keynoted several conferences. She serves as a consultant for the U. S. Department of State Office of Overseas Schools.

Professional Development Credit:

Earn up to 20 hours toward professional development credit for various professionals. For details on credit offered, visit our CE credit page or call our office at 857-444-1500 ext. 1.