Michael McCleod MA, CCC-SLP TSSLD
Michael is an Executive Function-ADHD Specialist.
Michael is the creator of the GrowNOW Model for fostering Executive
Functions and Resiliency by strengthening Internal Skills while constructing
interpersonal relationships and varied experiences for students. The evidence-based GrowNOW Model utilizes a holistic approach towards decreasing prompt dependency on adults and strengthening independence – in all areas – academic, social, and home.
Michael is the owner of GrowNOW ADHD, LLC, a specialized private practice in Philadelphia, PA. He partners with many public and private schools to assist them in developing their Executive Functioning programming, by training staff and working directly with students and families. Michael has presented nationwide and internationally, training families and professionals on his unique GrowNOW Treatment Model for fostering Executive Functions & Resiliency. Strengthening Executive Functions through Internal Skills
When focusing on the unique skill of Internal Language, we can empower students to develop personalized, and resilient Self-Talk to boost Executive Function skills by giving them the tools to construct it. In this training, Michael McLeod, MA, CCC-SLP TSSLD, Speech-Language Pathologist, specializing in ADHD & Executive Functioning describes the assessment and treatment of Executive Functions deficits by utilizing a language-based approach. Michael presents research-based strategies that help us to view Executive Functioning from a new standpoint and how to effectively treat it.
- Demonstrate and explain the functional working definition of “executive function skills”as it pertains to the development of internal independent skills
- Define the three core executive function skills that are directly linked to independent skill in the home, social, and academic environments
- Demonstrate examples of intervention exercise to foster a student’s ability to form independent executive function skills by describing therapeutic activities to improve: visual imagery, and self-talk