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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

Often children and teens with sensory needs continue to struggle with impulse control, behavioral regulation, and self-control even after sensory plans have been put into place. This groundbreaking, 2-hour course looks at how sensory and Executive Function (EF) skills work together, how to address both, and offers ways of discerning which is the primary area of challenge. This course is included in the Executive Functioning Skills: Beyond the Basics Webinar Package.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Define Executive Functions and list skills considered under the definition.
  2. Identify levels of the Intervention Pyramid, which helps sequence interventions from the bottom up.
  3. List the differences between EF needs and EF strategies.
  4. Differentiate the difference between Behavior Management Plans and Behavior Instruction Plans.
  5. Distinguish between weak self-regulation from both a sensory and EF perspective.
  6. Access a minimum of 10 resources or strategies to immediately use with students to assist 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: 20-585551

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved Provider #8215. This course is approved for 0.2 AOTA CEU or two contact hours under these Classification Codes: Category 1, Domain of OT: Performance Skills; and Category 2, OT Process: Intervention. 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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