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Executive Dysfunction: Strategies for At Home and At School

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Kevin Blake, PhD, PLC, ADHD-CCSP
6 Hours 40 Minutes
Audio and Video
Mar 01, 2018
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Proven strategies, skill building and treatment interventions for the child/adolescent who...

  • Has difficulty getting organized at home and school
  • Can’t comprehend or recall directions
  • Has difficulty monitoring behavior
  • Has inconsistent behavior from day to day
  • Lacks time management skills
  • Can’t finish homework or projects

Children and adolescents with executive function deficits often struggle with organization, prioritizing, time and task management, self-regulation and working memory. When you add a diagnosis of ADHD, specific learning disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and the common co-morbidities of these disorders, executive functions are specifically impaired and these children are often at risk for academic underachievement and socialization/behavioral difficulties.

Watch this recording with Dr. Kevin Blake, an expert on executive functioning, and learn proven evidence-based strategies to help these children and adolescents achieve their full academic and social potential. You will discover how to adapt treatment to the child’s developmental age as well as how to design strategies for the classroom and home that will include more reinforcement, stronger external consequences, and behavior modification. Technology to help with memory, note taking, time management and organization will be addressed. In addition, you will become confident in teaching social interaction and social skills in the classroom. Never again have a kid meltdown when changing from one activity to the next!



This online program is worth 6.75 hours CPD.



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Kevin T. Blake, PhD, PLC, ADHD-CCSP, is a licensed psychologist and recognized national authority on ADHD, executive function, and learning disorders. With over 20 years of specialized experience, Dr. Blake was one of the first professionals in the United States to study these conditions in adults specifically. Dr. Blake now speaks throughout the nation, educating clinicians on the latest evidence-based diagnosis and treatment recommendations for improved clinical outcomes.

Currently in private practice and serving as a facilitator for a community adult ADHD support group, he also speaks across the nation on the latest evidence-based diagnosis and treatment recommendations for improved clinical outcomes. A published author, Dr. Blake’s articles have been featured in Attention!, LDA Newsbriefs, and Perspectives (of the International Dyslexia Association). In 1991, Dr. Blake was honored to be a delegate to the National Institute for Literacy’s “LEAD 2000 Congress,” where he was a member of a special committee advising the U.S. Congress on diagnostic and remediation issues confronting learning disabled adults.

Dr. Blake is a member of the American Psychological Association, International Dyslexia Association, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders, and Learning Disabilities Association. Dr. Blake’s own experience overcoming dyslexia and hearing impairment drives his passion for educating both professional and lay audiences about methods to overcome the challenges of ADHD and specific learning disorders.

An accomplished and engaging speaker, Dr. Blake’s presentations are known for weaving together empirical evidence, germane information, and practical how-to’s in a way that is accessible and applicable. When he’s not traveling the country to speak, Dr. Blake calls Tucson, AZ home.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Kevin Blake receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. and TPN.Health. He is a stockholder of Johnson and Johnson, Inc. and Amgen, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.

Non-financial: Dr. Kevin Blake is an at-large board member of CHADD of Tucson. He is a member of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD), the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA), and the American Psychological Association (APA).


  1. Analyze the neurobiology of Executive Functions.
  2. Develop strategies that improve specific executive skill deficits in the context of home or school performance expectations.
  3. Utilize strategies to modify the environment to reduce the impact of weak executive skills.
  4. Assess how those with Developmental Neurobiological Disorders may have difficulties with Executive Function and why this may cause them problems with time management and personal organization.
  5. Determine methods of helping those with Developmental Neurobiological Disorders overcome their difficulties with Executive Function.
  6. Ascertain other helping professionals who can aid in treating those with difficulties with Executive Function and determine how to coordinate treatment with them.



  • The Neurobiology of Executive Function
    • The Frontal Lobe and How it Controls Function
    • The Neurodevelopmental Path of Executive Function Throughout Life
  • Executive Function and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)
    • Relationship of AD/HD Symptoms to Executive Function Difficulties
    • How the Neurobiology of AD/HD Causes Executive Function Difficulties
    • Assessing Executive Function in Those with AD/HD
    • Treating Executive Function Difficulties Caused by AD/HD
      • Medication
      • Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
      • COGMED
      • Technological Prosthetics
      • Classroom Management
      • Comorbidity with Sleep Disorders and Treatment
  • Executive Function and Specific Learning Disorder (SLD)
    • Impairment in Reading
    • Dyslexia
      • Neurobiological Differences that Can Cause Problems in:
        • Rapid Automatized Naming
        • Phonological Awareness and Phonological Memory
        • Procedural Memory Difficulties
        • Technological Prosthetics
      • Treatment: Synthetic Multisensory Phonics
      • Comorbidity with AD/HD and/or Sleep Disorders as Well as Treatment
    • Comprehension
      • Neurobiological Differences that Can Make it Difficult to Read and Simultaneously Visualize What is Being Read
      • Treatment:
        • SQ4R
        • Medication
        • Lindamood-Bell
        • COGMED
        • Speech-Language Pathology
        • Comorbidity with AD/HD and/or Dyslexia
  • Executive Function and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
    • How the Symptoms of ASD Relate to Executive Function Difficulties
    • How ASD Neurobiology Relates to Executive Function Difficulties
    • High Comorbidity of AD/HD
    • Alexithymia
      • Neurobiology and Emotional
      • Working Memory
        • Medial Prefrontal Lobe and Mirror Neurons
        • Relation to AD/HD
        • Hormones and Social Interaction
      • Treatment
        • Medication
        • COGMED
        • Mirror Neuron Training
        • Therapy and Service Dogs
  • Strategies to Teach Time Management and Personal Organization to “Neurotypicals”
    • Time Management Techniques
    • Personal Organization Techniques
    • What Helps Working Memory and What Hurts it Study Skills
    • Professionals Who can Help and How to Coordinate Treatment with Them

Target Audience

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Therapists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Teachers, Nurses, Speech-Language Pathologists, School Guidance Counselors, Case Managers, School Administrators, Educational Paraprofessionals, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Other Helping Professionals that Work with Children



Overall:      4.8

Total Reviews: 6


Katie H

"Great course and wonderful presenter"

Leslee L

"Very pleased with my experience, plan to obtain more CEUs through PESI."

Gloria D

"I found this course to be very informative and relevant to my caseload "

Melissa P

"I am very pleased with PESI and have used them for many of my continuing education hours...I very much enjoyed Kevin Blake's mention of his personal experiences with executive dysfunction. He gave me a lot of hope towards myself and my children to continue working toward our goals with a better understanding of the challenges we face and that we are not alone. "

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