Sasha Long, MA, BCBA, is the founder and president of The Autism Helper, Inc. She is a board certified behavior analyst and former special education teacher. Sasha works full time as a consultant, writer, and behavior analyst. Sasha shares ideas and strategies through her blog, podcast, online courses, and Professional Development Membership. Sasha travels internationally as a speaker and consultant providing individualized training and feedback to parents, educators, therapists and administrators in the world of autism. 

Presentation Details:

The Real Life Skills of Executive Functions (A Growth Mindset Approach) (1.0 CEU)

Wednesday March 3, 2021 from 7:00-8:00 PM EST

Participants will be able to:

1. Identify executive functioning skills and how these skills impact daily living.

2. Identify and write goals for executive functioning deficits. 

3. Create activities, programs, and interventions to improve and build a range of executive functioning skills. 

Summary:

Let’s talk about the real life skills your students need – not vocational skills, life skills. What are the skills your students or clients need to be a productive member of their household and community? These essential processes are executive functioning skills and they are critical for building independent adults. The skills of planning, organization, shifting and sustaining attention, impulse control, and more are key to everything from making friends to having a job to completing a math test. 

In this session, learn how to identify the skill deficits that your students or clients are struggling with under the area of executive functioning skills. Embrace the power of ‘yet’ – these are skills they don’t have, yet. Learn how to approach teaching and developing these skills with the same rigor and systematic planning that we give to other areas of need.