Poor Impulse Control, Motivation, and Self-Regulation


Product Description

An Executive Functioning View of Poor Impulse Control, Motivation, and Self-Regulation

Often children and teens with sensory needs continue to struggle with impulse control, behavioral regulation, and self-control even after sensory plans have been put into place. This groundbreaking, 2-hour course looks at how sensory and Executive Function (EF) skills work together, how to address both, and offers ways of discerning which is the primary area of challenge.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Define Executive Functions and list skills considered under the definition.
  2. Identify levels of the Intervention Pyramid, which helps sequence interventions from the bottom up.
  3. List the differences between EF needs and EF strategies.
  4. Differentiate the difference between Behavior Management Plans and Behavior Instruction Plans.
  5. Distinguish between weak self-regulation from both a sensory and EF perspective.
  6. Access a minimum of 10 resources or strategies to immediately use with students to assist with impulse and inhibition challenges.

Target Audience: introductory- to advanced-level occupational therapists, SLPs, teachers, parents, and others working with children with developmental needs

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


  • 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.

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 (#8215). AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

This course is approved for 0.2 AOTA CEU or two contact hours under these Classification Codes: Category 1, Domain of OT: Performance Skills; and Category 2, OT Process: Intervention.

CE Broker

Sensational Brain LLC is an approved CE provider for the Alabama, Florida, and Georgia Boards of Occupational Therapy. Our CE Broker tracking number is 50-20546. This course code is 20-5585551. CEUs are uploaded weekly. Please provide your license information with your post-test.





This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area), beginning June 1, 2018.

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Additional Information

For information on refund, course completion requirements, special needs requests, complaint policy, and more, please visit https://goo.gl/HpazjE.

Please email celeste@sensationalbrain.com with any questions.