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  • Working Memory and Interventions

    Presenter: Peter Entwistle, PhD, Dierdre Metcalf

    In this webinar we will describe what working memory (WM) is, how it differs from other types of memory, why it is important and how to assess working memory. We will consider who is at risk for WM problems, which patient populations may present with WM challenges and then we will review different approaches to improving working memory. We will review strategies to improve WM. We will also focus on interventions that use a computer application to cognitive training or rehabilitation and the listener will understand how to implement a program with fidelity to ensure it is successful. Specifically we will look closely at Cogmed & a new program to improve math skills in children with dyscalculia, or learning disability in mathematics. That program is called Dybuster Calcularis.

    Date: May 23, 2017 

  • Working Memory Training and Evidence-Based Interventions for ADHD

    Presenter: Peter C Entwistle, PhD, Charles Shinaver, PhD

    While this webinar will spend approximately half of the hour on Cogmed as an evidence-based intervention for ADHD it will consider other options as well. However, as is well known by clinicians, researchers and educators there is no way to do an exhaustive review of evidence-based interventions of ADHD in 1 hour or less, let alone 30 minutes or less. What we will be able to provide is some data for your consideration of the relative strengths and weaknesses of the existing evidence thus far. Some time will be spent considering the impact of medication, Cogmed and other innovative approaches to managing ADHD. We consider this topic worthy of several hours of webinars and as such while we expect we may open up more questions than answers we thought this is useful to provide a forum for consideration of this topic.

    Date: May 11, 2017 

  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: Best Practice for Cognitive Assessments

    Presenter: Alexander Quiros, PhD

    This 2-hour introductory workshop will cover basic information all psychologists should know about bilingual assessments: proper selection of bilingual assessment, language disorders vs. language differences, use of an interpreter, and important language and cultural issues that should be considered when working with bilingual clients. Although many of the examples will draw from work with Spanish-English bilinguals, the information shared during this presentation applies to all multi-lingual individuals.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Learn about issues unique to cognitive and language development in bilingual individuals with a focus on children.
    2. Learn proper use of assessment tools and results of bilingual individuals.
    3. Learn about assessment tools available in languages other than English.

    Date: Mar 22, 2017