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An Executive Functioning View of Poor Impulse Control, Motivation, and Self-Regulation

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Lori Benson Adams, MEd


An Executive Functioning View of Poor Impulse Control, Motivation, and Self-Regulation

Children and teens with sensory needs often continue to struggle with self-control, including impulse control and behavioral regulation, even after sensory plans are implemented. This groundbreaking, 2-hour course explains the way sensory and executive function (EF) skills work together, how to address both, and offers tools to discern if it’s sensory or executive function related.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Define executive functions and list related skills.
  2. Identify levels of the Intervention Pyramid, which helps sequence interventions from the bottom up.
  3. Identify the difference between Behavior Management Plans and Behavior Instruction Plans.
  4. List traits of poor self-regulation from a sensory and EF perspective.
  5. State at least ten resources or strategies to use immediately to assist children with impulse and inhibition challenges.

Course Information

  • Target Audience: introductory- to advanced-level occupational therapists, SLPs, teachers, parents, and others working with children with developmental needs
  • Course Instructor:  Lori Benson Adams, MEd
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  • CE Broker course code: 20-952174
  • Learning Assessment: Objective post-test

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity ID# 05745. This distance-learning, independent format is offered at 0.2 CEUs, Introductory Level, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


Sensational Brain speaker Lori Benson Adams, MEd, head shot

Lori Benson Adams, MEd, is an educational intervention specialist and owner of Breakthrough Learning Solutions in Atlanta, Georgia. She has over 35 years of experience with students who experience sensory, learning, behavioral, and executive function challenges. Lori presents nationally to audiences of parents, therapists, and educators. She is known for her immediately practical information and wealth of knowledge and resources. Additional information can be found at To view Lori’s courses, check out her product page.


  • Financial: Lori Benson Adams receives a speaking fee from Sensational Brain LLC and is the owner of Breakthrough Learning Solutions and Learning Lotus.
  • Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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