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 also available in an executive functioning webinar package.
- Define play as a critical ingredient to development.
- Identify developmental milestones for EF in young children.
- Recognize current research supporting play’s role in the development of self-regulation and attention.
- Categorize play activities according to skills to be developed, and coordinate with goal development.
- Discover 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
Learning Assessment: Objective post-test
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
This course is approved for 0.2 AOTA CEU or two contact hours under this Classification Code: Category 2, OT Process: Evaluation.
This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area) beginning October 3, 2018.
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