In this multimedia workshop, the presenter will begin with an overview of the current research on resilience in children. He will review both protective and risk factors that chart the course of childhood for developmentally impaired and neurotypical students. The presenter will explain how conditions such as learning disability, ADHD, anxiety, depression and Autism Spectrum Disorder steal away students’ opportunities to develop a resilient mindset. He will then review an increasing body of literature demonstrating that the behaviors related to executive functioning such as impulse control, planning, emotional regulation and working memory form the foundation for acquiring, developing and exhibiting resilient behavior in the presence of adversity or stress. The presenter will then provide a working framework to assist school psychologists in both the evaluative and intervention process of developing a resilient mindset in all students.
CASP Members: Free
NASP Domain: 1, 4, 6
Dr. Sam Goldstein is a neuropsychologist with areas of specialization in school psychology, child development and neuropsychiatric disorders. He is licensed as a psychologist and certified as a developmental disabilities evaluator in Utah. He is board certified as a Pediatric Neuropsychologist by the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology. He is listed in the Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. Dr. Goldstein is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Utah School of Medicine.