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Innovative Strategies to Improve Executive Functions in Children & Adolescents


Faculty:
Randy Kulman
Duration:
5 Hours 58 Minutes
Format:
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Copyright :
May 12, 2015
Product Code:
PPC048150
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Description

Featuring: Randy Kulman, Ph.D.

Leading expert & author of the best-selling books on executive functions: Playing Smarter in a Digital World and Train Your Brain for Success


 

  • The power of play to enhance problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Games and apps to improve working memory and cognitive flexibility
  • Exercise and sports to develop sustained attention and affective regulation
  • Yoga and meditation to improve concentration and organization

For the past 30 years I have worked as a child clinical psychologist, primarily with kids diagnosed with attention, learning and social/emotional difficulties. Many of these kids do not fit the classic profiles of children with ADHD, LD or ASD but display problems with executive functions such as disorganization, forgetfulness, impulsivity, poor decision making and inconsistent effort. Early on in my career, I was frustrated with the lack of success I had with traditional interventions, so I began to search for approaches that motivate and engage these kids.

It became clear very quickly that video games, apps and other technologies not only captured their full attention but also required planning, organizational self-control, and other executive-functioning skills in order to be successful. I began to use games and apps in individual and group therapy to help kids improve their executive functions and later developed an interactive website to help parents, clinicians, and educators use these tools. I started to include other activities that kids already enjoy such as exercise, yoga, and meditation as tools for improving executive functions.

Suddenly, these kids were interested in self-improvement. Kids who could never find their completed homework, could organize and pack their bags for an overnight trip. Kids who fought with their parents all summer long about reading programs were choosing to read additional books on their own. These tools completely changed my assessment and the types of interventions that I used. I saw kids who previously struggled to get passing grades turn into honor students.

It took me years to learn and hone these strategies, and in this workshop I will teach you how to turn game-based skills and activities into effective clinical techniques. You will find that once you start employing activities that kids enjoy, they will keep on using these tools and often won’t stop talking and thinking about what they are doing.

Using these strategies will transform the way you work with kids who have executive function deficits, making them partners in their work with you. This seminar will provide you with practical strategies that you can take home to your practice or classroom. Most of the tools we will use will have videos, handouts, and online links, so you can use them in your practice the next day. You will learn that you don’t need to be an expert in gaming or a master yogi to use these techniques. You are likely to find that when you use these strategies you become the most popular therapist or special educator in town, because kids want to work with you.

OUTLINE

Executive-Functioning Skills

  • Theories of executive functions
  • Twelve-skills model of executive functions

Impact of Executive Functions on Daily Life

  • Executive functions and academic performance
  • ADHD, LD, ASD, psychiatric disorders, and executive functions
  • Daily life and executive difficulties

Traditional Intervention Approaches

  • Accommodations and reducing expectations
  • Individualized support
  • Differentiated instruction
  • The power of teachers, clinicians and parents
  • Generalization, motivation and metacognition

Low-Tech Interventions to Improving Executive Functions:

  • Exercise and physical activity for:
    • Sustained attention
    • Working memory
    • Task persistence
  • Yoga, meditation, and mindfulness techniques for:
    • Sustained attention
    • Emotional control
  • Play and games for: self-control

High-Tech Interventions to Improving Executive Functions:

  • 5 Key strategies to transform technology-based brain training into real-world skills
  • Video games and apps for:
    • Organization
    • Planning
    • Time management
    • Flexibility
  • Neurotechnologies for:
    • Working memory
    • Sustained attention

OBJECTIVES

  • Describe executive-functioning skills and recognize how these skills impact school, cognitive and emotional performance.
  • Examine how difficulty with executive functions plays a role in psychiatric disorders, including ADHD, autism and learning disabilities.
  • Distinguish and describe traditional strategies for improving executive-functioning skills such as accommodations, classroom supports and individual tutoring.
  • Explore brain training and neuro-technological interventions to improve executive functions.
  • Summarize how games, apps, and technologies can improve executive-functioning skills.
  • Discuss specific techniques for using yoga, meditation, and mindfulness training as tools to improve executive functions.
  • Examine specific interventions for play and activities to improve executive-functioning skills.

To order the book, Playing Smarter in a Digital World, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Train Your Brain for Success, please visit our product store.


 

ADA Needs
We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

 

Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

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Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

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


Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Educators

This course consists of 6.25 self-study clock hours. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Illinois Educators

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6.0 ISBE Professional Development (PD) Clock Hours have been made available through Quincy University. Those requesting ISBE PD Clock Hours will need to complete additional steps in order to receive the ISBE “Evidence of Completion for Professional Development” form.

 

While completing the post-test/evaluation be sure to answer the question “Are you an Illinois Educator” Yes. PESI will then be prompted to send you the “Evaluation for Workshop, Conference, Seminar, Etc.” form. You will need to complete the ISBE evaluation form, and return it plus the ISBE $20 enrollment fee (made payable to PESI, Inc.), and your name within two weeks from receiving your CE certificate. You will then be emailed the “ISBE Evidence of Completion for Professional Development” form.


Indiana Educators

6.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance of this self-study package per the Indiana Department of Education standards.


Montana Educators

This self-study package is offered for 6.0 Renewal Units. PESI, Inc. is an Approved Renewal Unit Provider with the Montana Office of Public Instruction.


New Jersey Educators, Administrators & Education Services Personnel

6.0 Actual Professional Development Hours (self-study). MEDS-PDN, powered by PESI, Inc., is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider with the NJ Dept of Education.  


Texas Educators

PESI, Inc., has been approved as a CPE Provider #500-981 for Texas Educators by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBED). This self-study package qualifies for 6.0 CPE clock hours.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This self-study package qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 credits.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.6 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.


Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 6.0 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology.Provider Number #50-399.This product qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

This course contains 6.0 hours of self-study continuing education. It was not offered for ASHA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. If audited for ASHA Certification Maintenance, you can submit this certificate of completion at that time. For state licensure, teacher certification renewal, or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.


California Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of self-study continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists

Approved for 7.5 self-study continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number #50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the APA and the ASWB. Full participation in this self-study course will qualify for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Randy Kulman, Ph.D., is a child clinical psychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of children with executive-functioning disorders. He is the author of a book of strategies and recommendations to improve executive-functioning skills for teenagers, Train Your Brain for Success: A Teenager’s Guide to Executive Functions. He recently authored Playing Smarter in a Digital World: A Guide to Choosing and Using Popular Video Games and Apps to Improve Executive Functioning in Children and Teens.

Dr. Kulman is the president and founder of LearningWorks for Kids, an educational technology company that focuses on the use of games, apps, play and technology to improve executive functions. He writes columns for Commonsensemedia.org and InsideADHD.org and a regular parenting column for the South County Independent newspaper.

Dr. Kulman presented his research on several occasions at the CHADD Annual International Conference on ADHD, the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, and The Games for Health Conference. He has published numerous articles and book chapters about his research and strategies for the use of playing technology to improve executive skills.

Dr. Kulman has been assessing and treating children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning disabilities, anxiety, and depressive disorders for the past 30 years. Over the past 10 years he has become particularly interested in developing strategies to use children’s video-game, app, and digital- media use to improve executive functions, creativity and academic learning.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Randy Kulman is the president/founder of Learning Works for Kids. He is an author for Specialty Press/A.D.D. Warehouse. Dr. Kulman receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-Financial: Dr. Kulman contributes to Commonsensemedia.org, InsideADHD.org, and the South County Independent newspaper.


Target Audience

Case Managers, Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals

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Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

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We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

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