DCASP meeting March 25, 2019

Posted: February 4, 2019

Date: 03-25-2019

Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Location: 200 Yale Ave Morton PA

Topic: Assessment and intervention for executive capacity difficulties

Presenter: Dr. George McCloskey

Presenter Bio:

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 has amassed 35 years of experience in test development, teaching, research and assessment and intervention work with a wide range of clients and has developed a comprehensive model of executive capacities that can be used to assess strengths and deficits and guide efforts to foster growth and intervene with difficulties.

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 have been standardized and  published with Schoolhouse Educational Services.

This presentation will describe a multidimensional model of executive capacities that can be used to guide assessment and intervention efforts. Descriptions of executive function and skill difficulties and assessment methods and intervention strategies for children and adolescents ages 4-21 will be discussed. Information from case studies will be used throughout the presentation to illustrate important concepts.

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