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

Presented by George McCloskey, Ph.D.

Live Streaming March 2, 2022


6 Hours  |   Pending CEU Approval 


This online course will be streaming live on March 2, 2022 from 8:30am – 4:00pm PT, 10:30am – 6:00pm CT, 11:30am – 7:00pm ET after purchase.

10:00am – 10:15am PT, 12:00pm – 12:15pm CT, 1:00pm – 1:15pm ET
12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, 2:00pm – 3:00pm CT, 3:00pm- 4:00pm ET
2:30pm – 2:45pm PT, 4:30pm – 4:45pm CT, 5:30pm – 5:45pm ET

Recored footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until April 4, 2022. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances. 

Registration will close on February 28, 2022

This course will help participants gain a deeper understanding of executive functions and how executive function deficits impact the behaviour and academic production of children and adolescents. Participants will gain state-of-the-art knowledge of the most effective ways to help children and adolescents improve their use of executive functions, based on current research. 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.

  • A comprehensive model of executive functions and skills for guiding assessment and intervention
  • Motivation and internally desired vs externally demanded use of executive functions
  • The executive function intervention continuum: Orienting, Externally Directing, Bridging, Fading to Internal Self-Regulation
  • Learning vs producing difficulties
  • Development of executive functions
  • Case studies of change
  • Describe a comprehensive model of executive functions
  • Describe and apply strategies that use external control to help a student function more effectively in school settings
  • Describe and apply strategies that help students bridge the gap between being externally controlled and internally self-regulated
  • Describe and apply strategies that enable students to improve their use of internally self-regulated capacities to improve their functioning in school settings

Education and Clinical Professionals: All education and mental health or healthcare professionals who work with children or youth including, but not limited to K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors, Learning Assistance/Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers • All other professionals who support behavioural challenges and complex learning needs 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 and Community Police Officers.

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.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment$249.00N/A
Full-Time Student$199.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

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