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Interventions for Executive Function Difficulties: Changing the Brain to Change Behaviour

Day Two: The Toronto Educators' Conference

Presented by George McCloskey, Ph.D.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019  |  Toronto, on




Date & Location

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Wednesday, May 1, 2019

9:00am – 4:00pm

Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre

801 Dixon Rd
Toronto, ON
M9W 1J5

phone:  416.675.6100

 Full map & directions


Workshop Description

This course will help participants gain a deeper understanding of executive functions and how executive functions deficits impact the behaviour and academic production of children and adolescents. Participants will gain state-of-the-art knowledge of how to identify executive function strengths and weaknesses and the most effective ways 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 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.


Workshop Topics:


Agenda & Learning Objectives

  • Executive functions: What they are and what they are not
  • A comprehensive model of executive functions; executive functions development; executive functions and clinical diagnoses
  • Internally commanded and externally demanded use of executive functions; motivation and executive functions; learning vs. producing: the nature of producing disabilities and how they are different from learning disabilities
  • Orienting strategies: increasing awareness of difficulties and setting goals for intervention
  • External control strategies for helping students improve functioning in school settings
  • Bridging strategies for helping students transition from externally controlled to internally self-regulated
  • Bridging strategies continued; strategies for strengthening internal self-regulation

Learning Objectives

  1. Adequately describe a comprehensive model of executive functions
  2. Explain how executive function difficulties are manifested in individuals diagnosed with various psychological disorders and/or enrolled in special education programs
  3. Describe and apply strategies that use external control to help a student function more effectively in school settings
  4. Describe and apply strategies that enable students to improve their use internally self-regulated capacities to improve their functioning in school settings
  5. Describe and apply strategies that help students bridge the gap between being externally controlled and internally self-regulated
  6. Identify and access sources of information about evidence-based programs that foster executive function development and/or remediate difficulties

Continuing Education Credits


Your Presenter(s)

George McCloskey, Ph.D.

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 and national meetings on cognitive and neuropsychological assessment and intervention topics. 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 appears 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

More information: www.georgemccloskeyphd.com/



Who Should Attend

Education and Clinical Professionals: K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors/Psychologists, Learning Assistance/ Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers. All other professionals who support students including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers, Police Officers, and Early Childhood Educators.

Parents, Caregiver, Foster Parents, Grandparents, and Extended Family raising a child.

 


Recommended Accommodation

Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre

801 Dixon Rd
Toronto, ON
M9W 1J5

phone:  416.675.6100

 Full map & directions


Our rates:

To make a reservation over the phone, please call 1.866.932.7058 with the group name Jack Hirose and Associates or the group code JA1134

Guests can also book a reservation online at :
https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1548103670060&key=GRP&app=resvlink

Traditional rooms for $199.00 plus tax a night.

*please note, room reservations are subject to availability*



When booking hotel rooms, ask for the Jack Hirose and Associates corporate rate. To receive our corporate rate, rooms must be booked one month prior to the workshop date. Please keep in mind hotel rates may fluctuate.


Registration & Fees

Registration Early bird Fee Regular Fee
Individual 1 Day Enrolment $249 $269
Individual 2 Day Enrolment $449 $469
Individual 3 Day Enrolment $619 $639
Group 3-7 $599 $619
Group 8-14 $579 $599
Group 15+ $559 $579
Full-Time Student $559 $579

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

Fees do not include applicable taxes (13% HST).

Early bird cutoff date: April 16, 2019
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Tuesday, April 16, 2019.


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