PIZZA and PD: Executive Function in the Everyday Context: The Evidence for Assessment and Intervention

  • 06 Oct 2016
  • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • William James College One Wells Ave, Newton, MA 02459 Room 335/336

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PIZZA AND PD

Executive Function in the Everyday Context: The Evidence for Assessment and Intervention.

Description of Presentation:

Executive functions contribute demonstrably to children’s success in the academic, social, emotional and behavioral domains, and executive dysfunction contributes to a wide range of clinical conditions. In this presentation, we will discuss contributions of rating scale and performance measures to assessment of executive functions, including profiles in an array of clinical populations and associations with outcomes and biological markers. We will focus on how this data informs development of interventions, and review examples from the rapidly developing literature on interventions to enhance executive functions.

Goals of Presentation:

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Describe an overarching model of executive functions that incorporates the “unity” and “diversity”

2. Review the BRIEF-2

3. Explain the pros and cons of performance-based and rating scale measures of executive functions

4. Discuss how to integrate information from performance-based and rating scales measures to enhance understanding of clinical cases

5. Describe approaches to identifying targets for interventions

6. Review a model of intervention and approaches to intervention

Presenter’s Name:  Peter K. Isquith, Ph.D.

Peter K. Isquith, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist with specialty in developmental neuropsychology who practices independently in northern New England and at Boston Children’s Hospital with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program.  He is an Instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Assistant Professor in psychiatry at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.  He has studied the development and disorders of self-regulation across the lifespan, and is co-author of several assessment instruments including the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function family of instruments and the Tasks of Executive Control. 

Payment Information:

For those wishing to pay by purchase order, please complete registration, print the invoice, and mail invoice and district purchase order PRIOR to the event to:

Julie Herlihy

48 Carruth St. Unit 2

Dorchester, MA 02124

For those wishing to pay by check, please complete the registration form, print the invoice, and mail check to:

Julie Herlihy

48 Carruth St. Unit 2

Dorchester, MA 02124

Continuing Education Policy

The Massachusetts School Psychologists Association is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to offer contact hours. The DESE requires the completion of a pre-test, which is to be completed prior to the workshop start time. A post-test is also required and will be given at the end of the workshop. Participants must attend the ENTIRE WORKSHOP and satisfy state regulations in order to receive contact hours. Each participant is responsible for knowing and meeting the DESE licensure requirements.

CE HOURS: The Massachusetts School Psychologists Association is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to sponsor continuing education (CE) for psychologists. In keeping with NASP requirements, these are awarded in contact hours only. CE hours will be awarded at the close of the workshop.  MSPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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