Development of Executive Functions and Educational Skills in Young Adults with Complex Profiles

with Jordi Kleiner, PhD, BCET

May 7, 2019 @ 5pm – 7pm at Yellowbrick
1560 Sherman Ave. (The Rotary International Building), Suite 400
Evanston, Illinois

2 CEU Credits are available through Yellowbrick Foundation at no charge.

Young adults with complex psychological, information processing, and emotional needs often struggle in their development of prefrontal cortical (“executive functioning”) skills. This seminar presentation will lay out tenets of successful intervention that help clients build specific goal-driven behaviors in both educational and occupational domains. The presentation will frame clients’ cognitive gains in terms of dynamic systems theory and models of neuropsychological individual difference. Dr. Kleiner will explain how empathic and didactic elements are interleaved within an individualized therapeutic approach to help complex learners develop their academic skills and executive functions.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to identify common vulnerabilities and obstacles that interfere in the development of young adults’ executive functioning skills.
  • Participants will be able to explain the commonalities and differences between psychotherapeutic and educational approaches to executive functioning deficits.
  • Participants will be able to describe specific techniques that help young adults develop prefrontal cortical skills of planning, prioritizing, organizing, monitoring, managing time and materials, and problem-solving.

Dr. Jordi Kleiner is the director of the North Shore Learning Clinic with locations in Glencoe and Skokie, Illinois. He and his team conduct psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations as well as provide individualized educational therapy to those struggling with learning, language, and attention disorders. Dr. Kleiner received his BA in Psychology and Education from Swarthmore College and his MA and PhD in Learning Disabilities and Language & Cognition from Northwestern University. He is a board certified educational therapist and licensed educational diagnostician. Dr. Kleiner has presented at numerous national conferences on the intersection of diagnosis and intervention in the learning lives of children and adults.
Hope to see you May 7, 2019 @ 5pm.

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Appetizers and beverages will be served.
CEU credits available at no charge.
Parking is available in One Rotary Center; enter on Grove.
Seating is limited.

Please RSVP at 847 869-1500 ext 221 or email Brian Wood.

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