Using EBP Interventions to Effectively Improve Executive Functions
Executive Functions (EFs) are higher level cognitive processes involved in inhibition of thought, action and emotion (including self-regulation, task initiation, task organization and planning, cognitive flexibility, working memory and recall. Students with language and literacy disorders present with concomitant executive function deficits which adversely affect their social and academic functioning. This presentation is aimed at increasing participants’ knowledge regarding how to provide effective evidence based language and literacy interventions aimed at improving executive functioning in children with developmental language disorders. It will define executive functions, as well as outline strategies for optimizing intervention services to strengthen specific aspects of executive functions.
5 mins - Disclosures, Introduction
10 mins - Review of current research
30 mins - Objectives
Define executive functions and their role in social and academic performance
Describe different types of executive function deficits displayed by children with DLD and literacy disorders
Discuss EBP language and literacy based intervention strategies aimed at improving executive functions in school aged children
10 mins - Results and Recommendations
5 mins - Q&A
ASHA: 0.1 ASHA CEUs,
CA SLPAHB: 1 hr
CMH: 1 hr
- Define executive functions and their role in social and academic performance
- Describe different types of executive function deficits displayed by children with DLD and literacy disorders
- Discuss EBP language and literacy based intervention strategies aimed at improving executive functions in school aged children
Satisfactory Course Completion Requirements
This course must be watched in its entirety. In order to receive the CMH or the CEU certificate, a quiz is required to be completed with 80% success.
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