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Executive Functioning: Development, Assessment, and Clinical Implications

  • Tuesday, November 01, 2016
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Rogers Park Montessori School

This event is free. If you plan to attend, please email us at pldsechicago@gmail.com so that we can plan appropriately.

Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education


Executive Functioning:  Development, Assessment, and Clinical Implications

presented by

Jennifer Edidin, PhD,

Dorit Raviv, PhD, and

Patti Schabinger, MEd

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

7:00 PM

Rogers Park Montessori School

1800 W. Balmoral

Chicago, IL.  60640

Drs. Raviv and Edidin will provide a brief overview of the developmental course of executive functioning. They will then review some of the hands-on measures and questionnaires that are used to assess executive functioning, as well as how difficulties in this area can affect academic functioning.  A discussion of how to understand a neuropsychological report and how it can be used to guide interventions, which will include case studies, will follow. Finally, Ms. Schabinger will share her experience working with students with executive functioning deficits, as well as present a specific program she uses in her practice to address executive functioning.

Dr. Raviv is a Learning Disorder specialist at the Evaluation Center for Learning.  She received her Ph.D. in Learning Disabilities from Northwestern University and a Masters degree in Special Education from the University of Illinois.  Prior to joining the Evaluation Center in 1987, Dr. Raviv worked as a resource teacher.

Dr. Edidin is a pediatric neuropsychologist at the Evaluation Center for Learning and as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center.  She holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, with a speciality in children and families, from Loyola University Chicago, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the University of Chicago.  She also has helped to develop an executive functioning intervention for high risk adolescents.

Ms. Schabinger is a Certified Learning Specialist with degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education, and a concentration in Learning Disabilities for her Masters Degree.  Currently she is in private practice as an Educational Coach and Consultant specializing in executive functioning, learning differences, ADHD, gifted education, test prep, academics, and college planning.

DISCLAIMER:Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education is a not-for-profit organization offering continuing education programs to inform members of current instructional practices, assessment, and policy issues in the field of learning disabilities.  PLD/SE also offers a referral service to the community, providing qualified professionals for diagnostics and remediation.  PLD/SE provides programs as a service to its members.  PLD/SE does not endorse any specific program, speaker, instructional materials, method, treatment, or evaluation center for children with disabilities.  

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