San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
About the Presenter
Lee A. Wilkinson, PhD, is a licensed and nationally certified school psychologist, registered psychologist, and certified cognitive-behavioral therapist. His research and professional writing has focused primarily on behavioral consultation and therapy, and evidence-based practice in assessment and intervention for autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Wilkinson is author of the award-winning book, “A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools,” published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. He is also editor of a volume in the American Psychological Association (APA) School Psychology Book Series, “Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention in Schools”. His latest book is “Overcoming Anxiety and Depression on the Autism Spectrum: A Self-Help Guide Using CBT.”
This full-day workshop provides an introduction to the components of executive function and self-regulation (EF/SR), and focuses on their influence on learning and adjustment. Program content will help participants better understand these critical cognitive domains and the behavioral implications of EF/SR deficits in the school setting. The presentation includes an overview of self-management planning and useful take-away strategies designed to help students on the autism spectrum learn how to regulate their behaviors independently and appropriately across home and school contexts. The workshop also offers practical insights, practice recommendations, and an up-to date review of evidence-based interventions based upon systematic research reviews.
- Define executive functions in general, understand the relationships among and between the key domains of the executive system, and discuss cognitive processing skills as they affect learning, social, emotional, attentional, and behavioral functioning.
- Understand how executive function and self-regulation (EF/SR) skills provide critical supports for learning and development.
- Describe a variety of assessment methods available to measure and quantify the child’s profile of executive functions and self-regulatory behavior.
- Define self-management within the context of positive behavior support and list the steps for developing a self-management program.
- Identify evidence-based interventions to strengthen the self-regulation skills of children and youth on the autism spectrum.
Additionally, 6 ASHA, Social Work, Mental Health, M&F CEUs for $75 during advanced registration ($90 onsite). Registration for the conference is required. Please note: CEU's are available for onsite attendees only!
Online registration ends December 8th at 12 PM.
Onsite registration at Jupiter will be available on campus the day of the event.