We use executive function skills to manage tasks we complete every day. They help us to decide what to pay attention to as well as help us to manage emotions and regulate behavior. This course helps therapists to understand executive function and learn activities to help children to succeed in the classroom.
This is Day 3 of the Foundations for School Readiness Virtual Conference.
Course created on August 8, 2018
Course Type: Video, Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, Category 1: Domain Of OT - Performance Skills; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-670398; IACET/0.1; IBCCES/1.0; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Beginner, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to describe executive function and its importance in school success.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the differences between thinking and doing skills.
- After this course, participants will be able to name treatment strategies and set goals for improving executive function in the classroom.
|5-20 Minutes||Executive function|
|20-30 Minutes||Thinking and doing skills|
|30-45 Minutes||Activities for the classroom|
|45-55 Minutes||Setting IEP goals and accommodations|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L, author of The Pocket Occupational Therapist Book Series, is a pediatric occupational therapist with over 20 years’ experience. She specializes in Sensory Processing Disorder, trauma-informed care, behavior, advocacy, and autism. As a speaker, Cara brings her expertise as a pediatric occupational therapist and mother of two children with autism to parents, caregivers, families, and educators in an easy-tofollow format. She has published six books which are sold globally.
Cara obtained her Master of Occupational Therapy degree in 1997 from Duquesne University. She is currently attending university to obtain her doctorate degree in occupational therapy. In addition to her longstanding work as a private practice OT, Cara is a successful entrepreneur. She founded two pediatric occupational therapy companies. Her products can be found in special needs catalogues and websites across the US and UK.
In addition to her books, Ms. Koscinski regularly blogs and creates fun products for those who work with children who have special needs. This February, her blog was rated as number six in the top fifty blogs for therapists and teachersin the world by Feedspot. Cara also speaks regularly across the US and provides OT consultations, trainings, and seminars as The Pocket Occupational Therapist. She serves on the Advisory Board of Autism Asperger’s Digest Magazine and Asperkids. Articles and courses authored by Cara are featured in many special needs publications such as Autism File, Harkla, Chewigem, Autism Society of America, Advance for OTs, OccupationalTherapy.com, Autism Parenting Magazine, Autism Asperger’s Digest and NewsLine. Cara is also a children’s YOGA instructor and Certified Irlen screener.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com, a Continued site.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Introductory level, Category 1: Domain of OT - Performance Skills Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct client/patient services in occupational therapy (SC) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina or Tennessee, CE Broker may be of interest to you.
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National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
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