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. Offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs – 2.5 Contact Hours.
Course Run Time: 2:43:51
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.
Learn and review each term related to Executive Functioning, gaining a deeper understanding of what your clients’ needs are in these areas.
Increase your understanding of the primary neurological systems involved in self-regulation and executive functioning.
Learn what typical executive functioning skills look like across the age-span of preschool to high school.
Improve your ability to differentiate between the executive functioning and learned behavior components of maladaptive functioning.
Gain knowledge about 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.
Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:
Course Completion Timeframe:
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.
Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the My Online Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.
Certificate of Completion:
On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on Eastern Time Zone, USA/Canada), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs). Please note that CEUs are awarded on the date of successful test completion, not the date of course enrollment. Please ensure that you successfully complete the post test prior to any licensure renewal dates.
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.
Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.
What is an Online Course?
Our Online Courses consist of video, audio, and/or text content and are offered for ASHA CEUs. Unlike a webinar, which requires participants to be logged on and at a computer at specific times, our Online Courses are available to you at any time, from any device, via your NorthernSpeech.com online account. You may work at your own pace and start and stop your course as you wish. Your course will conclude with a short post test. On successful completion of the post test (>80%), a printable certificate of completion is presented to you.
Northern Speech is an ASHA CE Provider and our online courses are registered with ASHA and offered for ASHA CEUs. Please note that successful completion of the online post test is required prior to the awarding of CEUs. Please contact your state licensing board for acceptance policies related to CEUs earned online.
Registering for an online course:
You may browse all online courses by clicking the Continuing Education tab above, then Online Courses. Once you find a course, click Enroll Now, and you will be asked to either log into your existing Northern Speech account or create a new online account. Once you’ve entered your account information and provided your credit card payment, your course will be immediately available to you.
Accessing your purchased course or returning to a purchased course:
You will be able to access your online course by logging into your Northern Speech account and then clicking the My Online Courses tab on your profile screen. Click the course you would like to start or to resume. From there, proceed through the course sections until you are ready to complete the post test. You do not have to complete your course all at once. You may log on and off as you wish.
Each online course concludes with a post test consisting of multiple choice or true & false questions. Scores of 80% or greater are required for successful course completion and awarding of CEUs. You may revisit course materials and retest as needed to achieve a passing score.
Number of CEUs offered:
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.
Our course formats include: text, audio, video, and PowerPoint with author narration. Each course will note the format on the course description page.
Most of our online courses provide a link to download the accompanying handout as a PDF file.
Groups of 3 or more are eligible for a 20% discount on each registration on most of our online courses. To receive this discount, registrations need to be processed together via the "Group Rates" tab on the Online Course of your choice.
For our online courses to function best, we recommend that you update your computer to include the newest version of your Internet browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, etc.) and newest version of your computer's operating system. Also a high-speed Internet connection is recommended (cable or DSL). Speakers or headphones will be required for many of our courses as many contain audio components.
Course Cancellation Policy:
A purchased online course can be exchanged, refunded, or transferred to another individual if contact is made with NSS (via phone or email) within 30 days of purchase and the course materials have not been viewed or downloaded.
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"As an administrator, I will be recommending this course to all of our district SLPs." – R.F. (May 2020)
"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. 2020)
"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. 2020)
"I liked the variety of activities and ideas for intervention." – R.K. (Jan. 2020)
"Actually, all of the topics I thought were very beneficial. Excellent course." – P.F. (Jan. 2020)
"I liked the information about research studies and how it relates to the information on EF. The techniques to help a student regulate his emotions was most helpful." – C.M. (Dec. 2019)
"The therapy strategies and specific resources will be most beneficial. I liked the research presented to demonstrate evidence based practices." – J.T. (Nov. 2019)
"I liked the organization and separation of cognitive processes with tx suggestions. The discussion on self-regulation was especially useful." – N.R. (Oct. 2019)
"I enjoyed the explanation of what all executive function includes. I liked how thoroughly the topic was covered." – K.H. (Oct. 2019)
"I loved that they looked at all aspects of executive functioning separately, so you could really learn about each one! I thought the course was great." – C.M. (Sept. 2019)
"I liked the ideas that were given to improve executive function skills according to age levels." – S.S. (Sept. 2019)
"I appreciated all the background information and strategies for executive functioning. The various strategies discussed for improving executive functioning were very beneficial." – R.K. (Aug. 2019)
"I enjoyed the resources for each age group, especially 6-18 months and 18-36 months. I like that the presenter offered real-life examples/resources." – M.L. (July 2019)
"The discussion concerning the peak growth rate of the brain in children between 3-8 was most helpful. I liked the hands-on information regarding strategies for various age groups." – S.H. (July 2019)
"I definitely found the intervention strategies to improve executive function, presented by age range, to be the most beneficial. The realization of the long term impact of poor executive function was significant." – S.R.B. (June 2019)
"I appreciated the resources on books, emotional control, time management, etc." – I.L. (June 2019)
"This course provides hands-on strategies that can be implemented IMMEDIATELY for a variety of students ages and settings." – R.G. (May 2019)
"The entire discussion was beneficial! My son struggles with executive functioning and, in the past, many of my clients did. As I contemplate returning to work, my experience with my son and the information that I have researched and learned, both on my own and through outstations such as this, will provide valuable support for families and students struggling with executive functioning skills. The implication of how our lifestyles have changed... Everything from screentime to behavioral expectations to the busy-ness and fast-paced nature of our society... It's fascinating and quite daunting as a therapist and parent." – A.M. (Apr. 2019)
"This course provided a very good mix of detail of strategies to use with a wide range of EF difficulties. Providing specific examples and strategies helps us to incorporate these skills easily into our own sessions. The topic was incredibly interesting, and the presenter provided great detail from both research as well as practical clinical knowledge." – M.D.C. (Feb. 2019)
"The discussion on reducing screen time for toddlers and providing other activities that improve executive functioning was very helpful. The course had a great mix of academic and research information with case studies and practical applications." – C.E. (Dec. 2018)
"I found the whole online course to be one of the best I have completed. The specific topic I found the most beneficial was that of explaining to your student how the brain works with Executive Function and actually showing them a diagram of the brain. The presenter was very clear and extremely organized in her presentation. Her handouts are amazing...very useful!!" – K.B. (Nov. 2018)
"It was all excellent. I really appreciated the detail on the different behaviors and how to address each deficit. It was well structured and organized, clear for a beginner in this subject area, and full of helpful suggestions." – L.S. (Sept. 2018)
"I loved how much detail there was. I also enjoyed listening to real-life examples; it helped me understand the information a little bit deeper. I thoroughly enjoyed this course!!" – C.G. (July 2018)
"Very comprehensive and full of great treatment strategies." – P.P. (July 2018)
"Great information relating to children with autism and middle school-aged students. I liked the specific examples relating to students' performance, difficulties, and consequent strategies." – G.O. (June 2018)
"The discussion of screen time was most beneficial. I like that this course had some interesting ideas." – J.F. (May 2018)
"I appreciated how this talk relates to what is being taught in the BCBA world." – P.B. (May 2018)
"Very current research studies were cited, important for evidence-based practice." – N.S. (Apr. 2018)