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Lecture Series | Executive Functioning and Dysregulation: Understanding and Supporting Neurodiverse Students
Many neurodiverse students who struggle with executive functioning challenges also struggle with dysregulation, whether it be difficulty transitioning from video games to homework, listening to the teacher during lecture rather than talking with a friend, or having trouble regulating strong emotions when disappointed or upset. Effectively supporting a student’s ability to self-regulate requires understanding the underlying reasons why it is difficult. During this lecture, we will explore the most common neuropsychological reasons for dysregulation, including underlying anxiety, language weaknesses, inattention, inflexibility, disorganization, and slow processing speed. We will also discuss effective strategies to foster self-regulation, independence, and growth.

Jan 12, 2022 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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David Black, PhD
Pediatric Neuropsychologist and Director of the Center for Assessment And Treatment (CAAT)
David Black, PhD, is a pediatric neuropsychologist and director of the Center for Assessment And Treatment (CAAT), an integrated assessment and therapy practice serving individuals across the lifespan. With over twenty years of clinical experience, Dr. Black specializes in supporting children, adolescents, and adults with learning differences, attention disorders, anxiety, and other neurological conditions that impact self-regulation. He takes a strengths-based approach and is passionate about supporting individuals reach their potential.