Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention of Executive Functions

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Executive Function (EF) is typically measured using behavior rating scales such as the BRIEF and the CEFI. These rating scales, however, should be considered the shadow of cognitive processes associated with the frontal lobes. Alone, they only describe behaviors and although useful are not sufficient. A comprehensive approach to measuring EF should include behaviors, direct measures of cognitive processes, social-emotional competence and academic skills. In this session a research based approach to comprehensive assessment of EF will be presented. Presented by Jack A. Naglieri, Ph.D. in March of 2022. This individual webinar can be purchased for $25 (scroll down to purchase). The content in this webinar is intertwined with Domains 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the NASP Practice Model.’s recorded webinars are non-refundable. Attendees who complete this 1-hour webinar will receive 1.0 NASP-Approved CPD credit.

Participants will:

1. Learn how to interpret data from EF rating scales that is based on current research

2. Be able to integrate evidence from rating scales, measures of cognition, social emotional cognition and academic achievement

3. Be able to use a simple intervention that has been shown to have considerable impact on students’ academic skills.

Presenter Bio:

Jack A. Naglieri, Ph.D., is a Research Professor at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, Senior Research Scientist at the Devereux Center for Resilient Children, and Emeritus Professor of Psychology at George Mason University. He is a Fellow of APA Divisions 15 and 16 and the recipient of the 2011 Italian American Psychology Assembly Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology, recipient of APA Division 16 Senior Scientist Award (2001), Ohio State University Faculty Research Award (2000), Ohio School Psychologists Association Bartlett Award (1995), and the Arizona Association of School Psychologists President’s Award (1981). He holds a Diplomate in Assessment Psychology–American Board of Assessment Psychology, earned a license as a School Psychologist in Virginia and Ohio, and has School Psychology certifications in New York, Georgia, Arizona, and Ohio. Since the late 1970s, Dr. Naglieri has focused his efforts on theoretical and psychometric issues concerning intelligence, cognitive interventions, diagnosis of learning and emotional disorders, cognitive interventions, and theoretical and measurement issues pertaining to protective factors related to resilience. Dr. Naglieri is the author or co-author of more than 300 scholarly papers, books, and tests.

Financial Disclosure:

During this presentation, Jack Naglieri, Ph.D. presents on assessments that he has created and has financial ties to. He lists the details of these financial disclosures at the beginning of the webinar.

Attendee Feedback:

“This presentation gave me a new perspective on how to think of executive functioning skills. I especially like that Dr. Naglieri provided examples of how to teach executive functioning skills and I am grateful for the resources he provided. The presentation was quite comprehensive.” -Amber

“Very helpful information! At this point in my career, I now provided related psychological services in the form of mental health therapy/counseling within the virtual setting. Some of my students have therapy goals written to address their EF weakness. This can help me with how I might provide support to them during our virtual 1:1 sessions. I am going to check out the website too! I am one of Dr. Naglieri’s previous students from long ago. I always enjoy his presentations.” – MaryBeth

“Very informative discussion on EF. Everything was great, thanks for the presentation!” -Amy

“I really enjoyed learning more about EF – I feel that we did not spend too much time of this in my program/ training, so thank you! I enjoyed the multi-faceted approach to looking at EF.” -Dennis

“This presentation was really helpful, thank you!” -Carolina

“In my practice I have limited assessments and scales available to me as a School Psychologist. I value and appreciate the ability to learn more about other research based tools available to increase my ability to not only assess executive functions more effectively but also determine and provide interventions and instruction based on data specific to individual student needs. I plan to also share this research and data-based tools with my department.”  – Shannon

“I really appreciate all of the resources that were provided during the webinar. We all talk about helping children improve EF skills so the resources will give us a guide on how to do that.” -Kristine

“So much knowledge and experience and great insight!” – Siobhan

“Wow! Completely thinking about Executive Functioning (EF) differently now. I appreciated the intervention examples for EF that were shared. I have a better understanding of why direct instruction is not the appropriate intervention for a student with deficits in EF and love the idea of empowering a student with EF skills through planning facilitation” – Carol

“These two hours were some of the best I have spent in PD for a while. Working in EF for 27 years, Das and Naglieri’s 1994 book positively influenced how our team works with students. I appreciate how Dr. Naglieri explains complex concepts in a way non-scientists can understand. My plan to watch NCAA basketball has been curtailed, will be spending the afternoon on Dr. Naglieri’s website:). Thank you!!!” -Lynne*

*(The “two hours” that Lynne was referring to was this 1-hour presentation and Dr. Naglieri’s 1-hour presentation for on Equitable Assessment of Intelligence)

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