Assessment of Executive Functions


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Assessment of Executive Functions in Children and Teens

This 1.5-hour webinar provides an overview of essential elements in the process of evaluating and assessing Executive Functions (EF) in children and teens, specifically those demonstrating challenges such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, learning disorders, and other developmental delays. A review of current research on EF development is followed by an exploration of common coexisting conditions and implications for learning and development. Evaluation is viewed through a three-tiered process, including highly formalized instruments, rating scales and inventories, and informal observation and interview. Multiple instruments are evaluated, and case studies are utilized to provide information on linking assessment to intervention.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Articulate what executive functions are and how they impact quality of daily life skills.
  2. List four conditions that put children at great risk for weak EF skill development.
  3. Critique the advantages and cautions of each of the three tiers of evaluation.
  4. Construct intervention goals based on assessment feedback.
  5. Reference at least four tools to evaluate and assess EF in children and teens.

Target Audience: introductory- to advanced-level occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, parents, and other professionals working with children and teens with executive functioning challenges

Course Instructor:  Lori Benson Adams, MEd, is an educational intervention specialist and owner of Breakthrough Learning Solutions in Atlanta, Georgia. With over 35 years of experience with students experiencing 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

The speaker receives payment for each webinar purchased but does not have any other financial or nonfinancial interest in the presentation.

Post-Test: Before receiving a certificate, learners must take an objective post-test to demonstrate they acquired the learning outcomes. An attestation statement is included indicating the learner viewed the entire course and completed the post-test independently. A passing grade is ≥ 70%.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

APP-Provider-RGBSensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

This course is approved for 0.15 AOTA CEU or 1.5 contact hours under these Classification Codes: Category 2, OT Process: Evaluation, and Category 1, Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation.

Florida OTs and OTAs

Sensational Brain LLC is an approved CE provider for the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Our CE Broker tracking number is 50-20546. This course code is 20-614640. CEUs are uploaded weekly. Please provide your license information with your post-test.

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