Coaching Children with Weak Executive Functioning: A Three-Day Workshop for Professionals, Educators and Parents

CLEVELAND, March 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- An intensive three-day workshop focusing on children with weak executive functioning is being held at the Ritz-Carlton in Cleveland on June 10-12. The workshop features Cheryl Chase, PhD, an authority on executive functioning in children.

"Executive functioning is used to describe a broad set of cognitive skills that, when working properly, allow students to manage impulses, work in a deliberate and thoughtful manner, and organize their time and materials," said Chase. "When development of these skills is delayed, as is often the case in those with learning differences, ADHD, behavioral disturbances or emotional disorders, academic performance suffers."

This workshop will define the term "executive functioning" using clear, easy to understand terms. It will also draw the connection between executive functioning and academics, highlighting the ways in which executive dysfunction can negatively impact learning and performance. The workshops will dig deeply into case studies and real-world situations that teachers, counselors and parents face today.

By attending the workshop, psychologists can earn 15 hours of MCE credits available through the Ohio Psychological Association Mandatory Continuing Education program. One graduate credit is also possible.

Topics for the three-day workshop include the following:

  • Explanation of the primary elements of Dr. Russ Barkley's model of executive functioning.
  • Symptoms of weak executive functioning so that deficits can be recognized.
  • How weak executive skills can negatively impact student learning and performance.
  • Objective inventories to assess the presence of executive deficits in children.
  • Many strategies that can be used to support students with weak executive functioning and understand when various strategies are appropriate.
  • Dr. Ross Greene's Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model for supporting children with lagging skills and unresolved problems.
  • Extensive list of resources that can be referenced at a later time.

Cheryl Chase, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Independence, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. She specializes in the diagnostic and neuropsychological assessment of various conditions impacting children, adolescents and young adults including ADHD, pervasive developmental disorders, learning differences and emotional concerns. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Chase is an accomplished speaker at the local and national levels, leading workshops on such timely topics as executive functioning, differentiated instruction and creative ways to support those who struggle in school. She is a professor at John Carroll University and serves Lawrence School as a staff psychologist.

Her down-to-earth and often humorous approach to learning makes her a favorite with educators, parents and children alike. Dr. Chase is an active member of the American Psychological Association, the International Dyslexia Association and Children and Adults with ADD (CHADD). She has devoted her career to helping children reach their fullest potential.

For more information about Dr. Chase or to make a reservation, visit and click on the Event tab. Write if you are interested in continuing education or graduate credit.

CONTACT: Ed Stevens, APR+M 440.617.0100 ext. 201 estevens@stevensstrategic.comSource: Dr.Cheryl Chase