Helping Students Improve Executive Functions
This presentation will discuss the difference between learning difficulties and producing difficulties and describe an executive function intervention continuum that can be used to help students improve their use of executive functions. Emphasis will be placed on moving students from external control to internal self-regulation through the use of bridging strategies.
About Your Instructor:
George McCloskey, Ph.D.
George McCloskey, Ph.D.,is a professor and Director of School Psychology Research in the School of Professional and Applied Psychology of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and holds Diplomate status with the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology. 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 by Schoolhouse Educational Services. Dr. McCloskey is co-author with his wife, Laurie McCloskey, of the children’s book The Day Frankie Left His Frontal Lobes at Home (2021).
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