Play as a Tool for Facilitating Executive Functioning Skills in Children
Emerging research in early childhood education cites the decrease in play as a possible cause for increased difficulties in attention and self-control in young children. This 2-hour, fast-paced, eye-opening webinar provides attendees with current research to demonstrate the direct correlation between play opportunities and the development of executive functioning skills using a developmental play approach. If you have ever wished for justification and research to support your therapeutic use of play, this is the course for you!
*Note: AOTA grandfathered Play as a Tool for Facilitating Executive Functioning Skills in Children on September 1, 2020. This course is an updated version submitted to AOTA for review. Once approved, the PD activity ID number will be updated next to the AOTA banner under the CEU section.
- Define play as a critical ingredient to development.
- Identify developmental milestones for EF in young children.
- State current research supporting play’s role in the development of self-regulation and attention.
- List play activities according to skills to be developed, and coordinate with goal development.
- Identify a variety of creative and unique play activities for young children.
- Target Audience: introductory- to intermediate-level OTs, COTAs, teachers, and other professionals
- Course Instructor: Lori Benson Adams, MEd
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- CE Broker course code: 20-983284