Creating Time Awareness and Time Usage Skills


Product Description

Creating Time Awareness and Time Usage Skills in Children with Poor Executive Functioning

Executive Functions (EFs), the skills that allow us to plan, prioritize, organize, and carry out actions, are all based on our ability to think into the future. Children with poor EF skills often live in the “here and now,” and have limited ability to think, predict, or plan ahead. Many of our self-regulation supports and strategies are dependent on first helping the child to master the concepts of “time.” This 2-hour course provides a new look at how to systematically teach and support children in the development of a sense of time.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Define Executive Functions and lists skills considered under the definition.
  2. Examine EF weaknesses as an inability to think into the future.
  3. Distinguish between the different stages of “time management” abilities/needs.
  4. Describe visual schedules, apps, and visual timers as strategies for externalizing time.
  5. Identify a base of strategies and resources to assist children in developing time sense.

Target Audience: introductory- to advanced-level occupational therapists, teachers, and other professionals

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


  • 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)


Sensational 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 0.2 AOTA CEU or two contact hours under these Classification Codes: Category 1, Domain of OT: Activity Demands, 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 20-585521. CEUs are uploaded weekly. Please provide your license information with your post-test.





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

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Additional Information

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