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Executive Functions: What are They and How Do We Evaluate Them?

“Executive functions” is a term used to describe a broad set of cognitive skills that, when working properly, allow students to manage impulses, work in a deliberate and thoughtful manner, and organize their time and materials. When development of these skills is delayed, as is often the case in those with learning disabilities, ADHD, or emotional disorders, academic performance suffers. When working with students who have special educational needs, it is imperative that professionals also consider whether or not the student is displaying age-appropriate executive skills, as additional assessment and intervention may be necessary. This workshop will begin by defining the term “executive functioning” using clear, easy to understand terms. Several of the most common tools used to assess the executive functions will be reviewed including semistructured interviews, standardized symptom inventories (e.g., Conners 3, BRIEF) and formal psychometric tests (e.g., the Delis Kaplan Executive Function System).
Important Session Information:

This is a LIVE WEBINAR by Cheryl Chase, Ph.D., Licensed Professional Counselor.  A few days prior to the scheduled webinar, you will receive an email containing handouts and a link to REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR WITH; the link to JOIN the webinar at the scheduled time will come to you via email from  If you do not receive the email by the day before the scheduled webinar, please contact DeAnn Barnwell at


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Credits Available:
(2) SD or CPE
Contact Person:
DeAnn Barnwell
Cheryl Chase
Assessment (Evaluation) Personnel, Diagnosticians/LSSPs, LSSPs
Date Time Location
12/12/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Webinar

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