Our March chapter meeting will feature Meredith Gleason, a Licensed Educational Psychologist with over 17 years in the educational field. CEUs are free only for current chapter members; if you are not a member and would like to pay for CEUs you will be given instructions during the event.
ADHD and Other Disorders That Impact Executive Functioning
This workshop will provide an overview of ADHD and other disorders such as Autism, Dyslexia and Dsygraphia that impact executive functioning in our clients' daily lives. For these clients, work, school and learning, in general, is an uphill challenge, which is why these clients can also experience anxiety and depression as a byproduct of having a disorder that impacts executive functioning. "Executive function and self-regulation skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. When children have opportunities to develop executive function and self-regulation skills, individuals and society experience lifelong benefits. These skills are crucial for learning and development. They also enable positive behavior and allow us to make healthy choices for ourselves and our families." (The Center for the Developing Child, Harvard University). Students with ADHD and other executive functioning-related disorders often require extra support to navigate their school and vocational experience. Learn more about the prevalence, challenges and strategies to support clients with ADHD and other disorders that impact executive functioning.
1. Attendees will be able have an understanding of ADHD and other disorders such as Autism, Dyslexia, Dsygraphia, that impact executive functioning.
2. Attendees will learn about the prevalence, challenges and strategies to support clients with ADHD and other disorders that impact executive functioning
3. Attendees will be able to understand, explain, and identify examples of executive functioning.
4. Attendees will have a working knowledge of resources available in schools and in the community to help clients with executive functioning challenges.
Meredith Gleason, M.S., NCSP is a Licensed Educational Psychologist with 17 years in the educational field. She has experience as a parent, teacher and psychologist working in districts throughout Southern California with students preschool to college age. Ms. Gleason is passionate about empowering neurodiverse students and their families. She has received awards at the district level and county level for excellence in supporting students with disabilities. She specializes in diagnostic testing and counseling for students with anxiety, ADHD, autism and dyslexia, and identifies individual learning profiles to increase emotional wellbeing and academic experience.