Executive Function in Children
A Special Webinar in Partnership with
Instructor: Bobbie Vergo, OTD, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist, Pathways.org
Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speeach Language Pathologists
Description: This webinar provides participants with an overview of executive function (EF) in children and the ability to identify characteristics of children with executive functioning difficulties. Content includes examples of typical and atypical executive functioning, as well as strategies for therapists to improve executive functioning using an interdisciplinary approach to treatment planning.
Objectives: Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Define executive functioning and where these processes occur in the brain
- Outline the development of EF skills
- Explain importance of EF in daily activities
- Describe basic evaluation procedures for child with EF limitations
- Identify appropriate EF treatment strategies in the pediatric outpatient setting
Continuing Education Credits
This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hour. Approval #216-000069
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been approved for 1.5 Contact Hours.
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.15 CEUs or 1.5 contact hour. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA CLASSIFICATION CODE: Category 1: Domain of OT and Category 2: OT Process
This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial - Receives honorarium for teaching this course from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Non-Financial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists
Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.
- PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
- MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari
Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.