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Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education
Research and Strategies Supporting Children's Positive Peer Relationships
Clark McKown, Ph.D.
Lori Tall, Ph.D.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Rogers Park Montessori School
1800 W. Balmoral
Chicago, IL 60640
This presentation will include an overview of the importance of understanding children's social-emotional competencies to be successful in peer relationships, academics, and beyond. In particular, it will highlight some of the novel assessments that the RNBC research team has developed for measuring social emotional competencies, how these may be incorporated into school settings for measuring outcomes, and current studies utilizing these tools to understand mechanisms behind social-emotional functioning.
From a clinical perspective, we will discuss supported intervention and strategies to build children's social-emotional success and positive peer relationships. We will also present information on when to pursue additional professional support, some tips on what practitioners can do to support children, and what resources are available at RNBC.
Dr. McKown is the Executive Director of the Rush Neurobehavioral Center, a licensed clinical psychologist, and Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences at Rush University Medical Center. His clinical specialties include psychological assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with social, emotional, and learning challenges, including ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism-spectrum, anxiety, mood, and disruptive behavior disorders. Reflecting a passion for fostering children's positive social connections, his research focuses on factors that influence social status among elementary-aged children.
Dr. Tall is the Clinic Director at Rush NeuroBehavioral Center, a licensed clinical neuropsychologist, and Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences at Rush University Medical Center. Her practice focuses on the evaluation and treatment of children with a broad range of complex emotional, social and cognitive needs using neuropsychological testing and therapy. She also works closely with parents and schools as an advocate for the child.
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