Seminar Detail

Executive Dysfunction: Strategies for at Home and at School

Friday, December 9, 2016 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Children and adolescents with executive function deficits often struggle with organization, prioritizing, time and task management, self-regulation and working memory. When you add a diagnosis of ADHD, specific learning disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and the common co-morbidities of these disorders, executive functions are specifically impaired and these children are often at risk for academic underachievement and socialization/behavioral difficulties.

Attend this seminar with Dr. Kevin Blake, an expert on executive functioning, and learn proven evidence-based strategies to help these children and adolescents achieve their full academic and social potential. You will discover how to adapt treatment to the child’s developmental age as well as how to design strategies for the classroom and home that will include more reinforcement, stronger external consequences, and behavior modification. Technology to help with memory, note taking, time management and organization will be addressed. In addition, you will become confident in teaching social interaction and social skills in the classroom. Never again have a kid meltdown when changing from one activity to the next!

  1. Discuss the neurobiology of Executive Functions.
  2. Develop strategies that improve specific executive skill deficits in the context of home or school performance expectations.
  3. Utilize strategies to modify the environment to reduce the impact of weak executive skills.
  4. Discuss how those with Developmental Neurobiological Disorders may have difficulties with Executive Function and why this may cause them problems with time management and personal organization.
  5. Discover methods of helping those with Developmental Neurobiological Disorders overcome their difficulties with Executive Function.
  6. Identify those from other helping professions who can aid in treating those with difficulties with Executive Function and how to coordinate treatment with them.


Kevin T. Blake, Ph.D., P.L.C., ADHD-CCSP, is a licensed psychologist and recognized national authority on ADHD, executive function, and learning disorders. With over 20 years of specialized experience, Dr. Blake was one of the first professionals in the United States to study these conditions in adults specifically. Dr. Blake now speaks throughout the nation, educating clinicians on the latest evidence-based diagnosis and treatment recommendations for improved clinical outcomes. Currently in private practice and serving as a facilitator for a community adult ADHD support group, he also speaks across the nation on the latest evidence-based diagnosis and treatment recommendations for improved clinical outcomes. A published author, Dr. Blake’s articles have been featured in Attention!, LDA Newsbriefs, and Perspectives (of the International Dyslexia Association). In 1991 Dr. Blake was honored to be a delegate to the National Institute for Literacy’s “LEAD 2000 Congress,” where he was a member of a special committee advising the U.S. Congress on diagnostic and remediation issues confronting learning disabled adults. Dr. Blake is a member of the American Psychological Association, International Dyslexia Association, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders, and Learning Disabilities Association. Dr. Blake’s own experience overcoming dyslexia and hearing impairment drives his passion for educating both professional and lay audiences about methods to overcome the challenges of ADHD and specific learning disorders. An accomplished and engaging speaker, Dr. Blake’s presentations are known for weaving together empirical evidence, germane information, and practical how-to’s in a way that is accessible and applicable. When he’s not traveling the country to speak, Dr. Blake calls Tucson, AZ home.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kevin Blake maintains a private practice. He is a stockholder in Johnson & Johnson, Inc. and Amgen, Inc. Dr. Blake receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Kevin Blake is a member of the Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD), International Dyslexia Association, Learning Disabilities Association, and American Psychological Association.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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