This webinar will use Zoom.
Executive functions are responsible for a student’s ability to engage in purposeful, organized, strategic, self-regulated, goal-directed behavior. In this online seminar, you will explore a comprehensive model of executive functioning on learning, behavior, and classroom production. Dr. McCloskey will explain the development of executive functions and the involvement of executive function difficulties in clinical syndromes such as ADHD. You will learn classroom management techniques and general strategies you can use to help children with executive function difficulties improve their behavior and academic performance, either through increasing their capacity for self regulation or through external guidance.
Participants will be able to:
This seminar is applicable to general and special education teachers, school administrators, clinical and school psychologists, and educational, occupational, and physical therapists.
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 (2021).