The purpose of this workshop is to assist psychologists in conceptualizing and assessing the self-regulatory aspects of children’s and adolescents’ functioning. This important set of self-regulatory functions plays a substantial role that is central to most other domains of functioning (e.g., attention, language, motor, etc.) with impact in the learning, social, behavioral and emotional domains. Executive functions do not constitute a singular or separate disorder, but contribute to, or are components of, many disorders. Topics will include functional definitions and underlying concepts, components of the developing multi-domain executive system, methods of assessment, and executive contributions or characteristics of disorders.
CASP Members: Free
Dr. Peter K. Isquith is a licensed psychologist with specialty in pediatric neuropsychology. He completed his doctorate in Child Clinical Psychology and Law at the University at Buffalo and his clinical training at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He has been faculty/staff at Johns Hopkins Hospital, University of Maryland, Dartmouth Medical School and Antioch New England. His primary area of research is the development and disorders of self-regulation in children and adolescents, and he is co-author of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function family of instruments.