Professional Open House with Dr. George McCloskey
Friday, February 21
10 am - 12 pm
executive capacities and their role in learning and behavior
Please join us for a presentation and discussion with Dr. George McCloskey, Ph.D., Professor and Director of School Psychology Research at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, about executive capacities that form the supervisory system of the brain. Learn about the difference between executive functions (knowing when) and executive skills (knowing how) and how delays in their development during childhood and adolescence can impact academic production and social-emotional adjustment in the classroom and at home. Emphasis will be placed on ways to recognize executive capacity difficulties and ways to help children develop and strengthen these capacities. Time will be allotted for sharing experiences and for questions and answers with Dr. McCloskey.
Tours of AIM Academy will also be available after the presentation.
George McCloskey, Ph.D. is a professor and Director of School Psychology Research in the School of Professional and Applied Psychology of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and holds Diplomate status with the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology.
Dr. McCloskey has amassed 35 years of experience in test development, teaching, research and assessment and intervention work with a wide range of clients and has developed a comprehensive model of executive capacities that can be used to assess strengths and deficits and guide efforts to foster growth and intervene with difficulties.
He frequently presents at international, national, and state conferences and consults with a number of school districts and private schools nationwide on issues related to improving students’ executive capacities.