Evaluation and 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 co-existing 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.
- Articulate what executive functions are and how they impact quality of daily life skills.
- List four conditions which put children at great risk for weak EF skill development.
- Critique the advantages and cautions of each of the three tiers of evaluation.
- Construct intervention goals based on assessment feedback.
- Reference at least four tools to evaluate and assess EF in children and teens.
Target Audience: introductory- to advanced-level occupational therapists, 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 www.breakthroughlearningsolutions.com.
The speaker receives payment for each webinar purchased but does not have any other financial or nonfinancial interest in the presentation.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
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.
For information on refund, course completion requirements, special needs requests, and more, please visit https://goo.gl/HpazjE.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.