Introduction to Executive Functioning Skills in Children and Teens
Our executive functioning (EF) skills allow us to plan, organize, manage, and assess daily thoughts and actions. As an integral part of daily and academic life, these skills are often weak in students with sensory challenges such as ASD and ADHD. Indicators of poor EF development include an inability to control impulses; inhibit behaviors; organize thoughts, emotions, and language; and follow rules. This 2-hour course provides an overview of EF skills, how they develop, who is at risk, and how to immediately address weak areas.
Note: In 2020, AOTA revised its approval process and grandfathered all courses for 5 years. This originally grandfathered course is submitted for approval through AOTA’s new process. Once approved, the PD activity ID# will be recorded in the AOTA banner in the Continuing Education banner.
- Define executive function skills and list six skills considered under the umbrella definition.
- Identify the neurological and developmental components of EF skill development.
- List common co-existing conditions that exacerbate poor EF development.
- Identify formal evaluations, rating scales, and checklists widely used to assess EF needs in children.
- State six key skills needed to address EF in children.
- Target Audience: introductory- to intermediate-level occupational therapists, SLPs, teachers, and others
- Course Instructor: Lori Benson Adams, MEd
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- CE Broker course code: 20-930195