Presenter: Rebecca Rowe, MA, CCC-SLP
– H.H., prior course participant
This course is designed to provide a wide-focus view on the various areas of Executive Functioning from age 3 to 18. It reviews all the major areas of Executive Functioning, intervention strategies for each, research regarding Executive Functions, co-existing conditions, and brain structures related to Executive Functioning. Includes an in-depth case study to assist course participants in creating intervention plans for their own clients. Plus many practical strategies to implement into your clinical practice are included.
Course is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs – 2.5 Contact Hours.
Course Overview – Run Time: 2:43:51
– A.M., prior course participant
The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.
"I like the case study examples." K.P. (Sept. 2022)
"The presenter organized and explained the large amount of material very well. I liked the discussion about how stress affects children's executive function." V.D. (June 2022)
"As an administrator, I will be recommending this course to all of our district SLPs." R.F. (May 2022)
"Very comprehensive course. Learning what to expect at certain age levels." S.J. (Feb. 2022)
"I liked the therapeutic interventions outlined for working memory. Lots of good studies to give examples, i.e. screen time, positive parental responses, etc." M.B. (Dec. 2021)
“This course provides some good information on a topic that is becoming more important in the school setting.” M.G. (Dec. 2021)
"I liked the variety of activities and ideas for intervention." R.K. (Dec. 2021)
"Actually, all of the topics I thought were very beneficial. Excellent course." P.F. (Nov. 2021)
"Practical ideas that can be implemented in daily routines." V.Y. (Nov. 2021)
"The presenter was engaging, knowledgeable and provided practical resources to incorporate ideas for treatment into practice. Liked the assessment and treatment plans for executive function disorders." A.M. (Nov. 2021)
“I think this course was a very comprehensive presentation on a multi-faceted topic. I like the resources provided, and the narrative discourse provided additional details, examples, and explanations.” J.C. (Oct. 2021)
“The information presented in this course is very relevant and will help me with the students I treat.” J.C. (Oct. 2021)
"I liked all the practical strategies and ideas for implementing into my therapy sessions in the classroom." H.H. (Oct. 2021)
"I liked the breakdown and explanation of executive functions, the research to back up the presentation, and the examples of visuals used to support executive functions. I liked the real-life examples of visuals to support organization and completion of tasks." C.S. (Sept. 2021)
“I like the discussion of tools and strategies to help with attention. We can accommodate oral strategies into practice to help children sustain attention. This will be helpful. I also liked the discussion of positive reinforcement and interaction of the mother on attention and the influence on screen time, and executive functions, this is critical information to share with parents.” A.F. (Aug. 2021)
“The intervention strategies to implement with students with deficits with Executive Functioning skills at different ages were helpful. I also think the strategies given by the presenter to identify and implement with different school-age students to increase their Executive Functioning skills will be very useful.” K.A. (Jul. 2021)
"Good overall review and application. I liked the strategies and examples at the end." M.O. (Jun. 2021)
“I truly enjoyed learning about the different areas of executive functioning. I particularly liked learning about the area of self-regulation and different therapy tips to address it. I also enjoyed the speaker's manner in which she clearly explained the different functions and provided concrete examples.” J.L. (Jun. 2021)
"Loved all the examples and resources provided during intervention with these students. Organized course - tons of information, evidenced based, research." V.B. (May 2021)
"The research was very enlightening and the suggestions for activities for each age group were beneficial to my practice, and my own life with children. I liked the presenter and how everything she talked about was clearly explained, referenced with research, but also very relatable." C.H.. (May 2021)
"I work primarily with preschool children so this has been helpful in communicating with parents and setting up treatment ideas. The course is practical and I could take away ideas to implement." K.P. (Apr. 2021)
"The discussion on developing self-regulation through everyday experiences was most useful. I thought the course was a nice overview to what I am already doing with clients." L.S. (Mar. 2021)
"I appreciate the examples of activities to use with students with executive function delays. The resources provided were great." M.G. (Mar. 2021)
"Learning how to evaluate executive functioning skills and set up interventions. Great presentation and Powerpoint, very complete and informative." J.G. (Mar. 2021)
"The resources provided, such as informal checklists, goal bank, and intervention activities were helpful. Liked the practical examples given, and the abundance of useful resources." A.S. (Mar. 2021)
"I appreciate the strategies shared for each area of executive functioning, and her handouts." M.G. (Mar. 2021)
"I liked the task initiation interventions - fast paced course." B.A. (Mar. 2021)
Define each term related to Executive Functioning, gaining a deeper understanding of what your clients’ needs are in these areas.
Describe the primary neurological systems involved in self-regulation and executive functioning.
Describe what typical executive functioning skills look like across the age-span of preschool to high school.
Contrast between the executive functioning and learned behavior components of maladaptive functioning.
Describe informal and formal evaluation techniques for Executive Functioning including example IEP goals.
Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation: Education, Social Participation; Client Factors: Body Structures & Functions; Performance Skills: Sensory Perceptual, Emotional Regulation, Communication and Social Skills; Performance Patterens: Routines
OT Process: Evaluation & Intervention: Analysis of occupational performance; Develop intervention plan
Rebecca Rowe, MA, CCC-SLP, is the owner of her private practice: ACT Speech Therapy, PLLC which provides speech therapy services for articulation, language, cognition, feeding and swallowing to both pediatrics and adults in the Charlotte region. She is the co-owner of ToddlerTalking.com, an education and resource website for parents/caregivers of children from birth to early preschool. Rebecca has been a Speech-Language Pathologist for over eight years. She has worked in a variety of settings including public schools, preschools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, private clinics, and home health. Outside of work, she is married with a daughter and a dog. She enjoys cooking, running, reading books, and wine-tasting. She lives in Charlotte, NC.
Financial — Rebecca Rowe is the presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Rebecca Rowe has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of ASHA CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 ASHA CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.
ASHA CE Registry: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
ASHA CEUs: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:
If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.
Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.
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You have unlimited time to complete our online courses. You may log off and log on as often as you’d like to in order to complete all sections of a course.
However, completion dates are based on Eastern Standard Time. Therefore, if you need your CEUs by a certain date, be sure to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on that date. For example, if you need CEUs before January 1st, you will need to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on December 31st.
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ASHA CE Registry Submission:
During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
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We offer courses from 1 to 21 contact hours. Each course will note the number of CEUs offered. Please note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = 1 CEE.
State licensing boards and online CEUs:
NSS is an ASHA CE Provider and most state licensing boards DO accept ASHA CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some boards do, however, place a limit to the number of CEUs that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any CEU limits related to home-study courses prior to enrolling in an online course.
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