Getting Back on Track: Understanding and Treating Executive Dysfunction and AD/HD

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Date Oct 30, 2014
Time 11:00 AM EDT
Cost $49.00
How does AD/HD intersect with executive dysfunction? Dr. Blake examines difficulties in daily living and provides strategies for overcoming them.

Full Description:
Organization, prioritizing, time and task management, self-regulation, and working memory are some of the components of executive function (EF) that have been the subject of much research and discussion. However, they are often vaguely defined and misunderstood. This leads to confusion, especially in how they relate to everyday activities such as school and work performance and social interactions. Imprecise understanding of EF leads to failed treatment strategies.  

The purpose of this webinar is to examine the most current research- based influential models of EF. The primary focus will be on explaining what EF difficulties look like in those with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD). By exploring the relationship between EF and AD/HD, participants will be able to devise more effective treatment strategies for their clients.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Describe the components of executive function that are impacted by AD/HD 
Examine the interplay of the brain anatomy responsible for executive function
Analyze the reasons that executive function is important for daily living
Identify teaching strategies for time management and personal organization for individuals with AD/HD
Evaluate technology that is helpful in time management for those with AD/HD

Your Presenter:
KEVIN T. BLAKE, PhD, PLC, is a recognized national authority with over 20 years of experience working with Autism Spectrum Disorder, specific learning disorder, and AD/HD in adolescents and adults. His interest in these topics was spurred by his own struggles to overcome his specific learning disorder – Dyslexia with impairment in phonological processing, spelling, fluency, and comprehension, as well as severe unspecified sensorineural hearing loss. These diagnoses occurred during the first year of his doctoral program, when not much was known about adults with specific learning disorder.

As Dr. Blake struggled to understand his own specific learning disorder, he decided to make his life’s work the diagnosis and treatment of adults with ASD, specific learning disorder, and AD/HD. When he started his professional life, Dr. Blake was one of only a handful of professionals in the country with such a focus. Now he travels the country sharing his personal story and what he has learned about ASD, specific learning disorder, AD/HD, and other neurobiological disorders with professionals who work with these populations, individuals with these disorders, and their loved ones.

Dr. Blake has been a member of several state and national organizations, a facilitator for a Tucson support group for adults with AD/HD for several years, and a published author, with articles appearing in Attention!, LDA Newsbriefs, and Perspectives (of the International Dyslexia Association). He was a member of the LEAD 2000 Congress that advised the United States Congress regarding issues faced by citizens with specific learning disorder in the 21st century.

Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link:

Who Should Attend:
Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Mental Health Administrators, School Guidance Counselors/School Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Psychiatric Nurses Practitioners, Disability Counselors, Rehabilitation Counselors, Case Managers, Educators


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