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Play as a Tool for Facilitating Executive Functioning Skills in Children

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Lori Benson Adams, MEd

Play as a Tool for Facilitating Executive Functioning Skills in Children

Emerging research in early childhood education is citing 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! This course is included in the Executive Functioning Skills: Beyond the Basics Webinar Package.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Define play as a critical ingredient to development.
  2. Identify developmental milestones for EF in young children.
  3. Recognize current research supporting play’s role in the development of self-regulation and attention.
  4. Categorize play activities according to skills to be developed, and coordinate with goal development.
  5. Discover a variety of creative and unique play activities for young children.

Course Information

  • 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: 20-757201

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 this Classification Code: Category 2, OT Process: Evaluation. 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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