Class 6 – Comprehending and Conquering the All-Pervasive Executive Functioning Deficit

Required Pre-requisite:  Class 1, 2 & 3

The purpose of this class is to provide specific perspectives that will help you understand the executive functioning deficit of children with autism, the many ways it influences behavior, and serve as a guide for you in establishing teaching strategies that will increase your ASD student’s success in the classroom. This will support you by boosting your confidence in working with and having a child with autism in your classroom and give you new tools that support the entire class.

This class is delivered as 8 comprehensive, easy to digest lessons. Each lesson contains a mix of audio recordings, video recordings and written content which is accessible anywhere, anytime that best fits your schedule.

  • Lesson 1: What is executive functioning and what does it do?
  • Lesson 2: The connection between lack of executive functioning, linear thinking, and comprehension
  • Lesson 3: Accountability and setting boundaries
  • Lesson 4: With the lack of accountability, how do we teach rule-following?
  • Lesson 5: Other stumbling blocks related to executive functioning and accountability
  • Lesson 6: Guidelines on how to teach executive functioning and accountability
  • Lesson 7: Prompting before stimulate executive functioning and accountability
  • Lesson 8: Teaching metacognition and problem solving

Your Class Presenters

Timothy Wahlberg, Ph.D.

Timothy Wahlberg, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist and School Psychologist Founder and Clinical Director
The Prairie Clinic, Geneva, IL

Clinical Director
National Autism Academy

Jeanne Beard

Jeanne Beard

Founder, National Autism Academy

Author, “Autism & The Rest of Us: How to Sustain a Healthy, Functional and Satisfying Life with a Person on the Autism Spectrum.”

Dr. Wahlberg has been developing life-changing strategies for families with children on the autism spectrum through his work in a clinical, one-on-one environment for nearly 25 years.

During this training, you will receive the tools, techniques, and worksheets he uses so successfully in his own practice, along with the instructions you need to use them.

Jeanne is the Founder of the National Autism Academy, a graduate of Northwestern University, and the author of Autism & The Rest of Us: How to Sustain a Healthy, Functional And Satisfying Relationship with a Person on the Autism Spectrum.

Jeanne is the mother of 2 sons diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. As a certified life coach she dedicates her time to helping those who live with, work with and love someone with autism succeed in life.

As teacher you will learn how to develop executive functioning in the child that enables accountability and problem solving, reducing the linear thinking that can severely disrupt learning and growth.

 

We will cover…

  • The Lack of Executive Function – what does it effect?
  • Linear thinking and Executive Functioning
  • Lack of Accountability
  • How to Develop accountability and Executive Functioning
  • Teaching Problem Solving

Class 6 – Comprehending and Conquering the All-Pervasive Executive Functioning Deficit

Required Pre-requisite:  Class 1, 2 & 3

$40

4 PD Clock Hours

Please note that while you can purchase a class without purchasing the prerequisite course(s) you will not be able to access the course material until you have purchased and completed the material in each of the prerequisite classes.

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