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Executive Function in Pediatric and School-based Practice: Where do OT Practitioners Fit In?

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Self Paced

Executive Function in Pediatric and School-based Practice: Where do OT Practitioners Fit In?

Self Paced
1 Contact Hour, 0.10 CEUs, 1.25 PDU

Educational level: Introductory 

Category 1: Occupational Therapy Service Delivery, 3: Foundational Knowledge

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This introductory course is designed for pediatric and school-based occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students who want to enhance their understanding of executive function in children and teens. The course will explore the critical role of occupational therapy in addressing executive functioning challenges and providing effective interventions.

Key Components:

1. Definition of Executive Function:
  • Exploration of executive function and its significance in children's development.
  • Identification and explanation of the core components of executive function.

     Understanding Executive Functioning Difficulties:
    • Discussion of various executive functioning difficulties commonly observed in pediatric populations.
    • Real-life examples and case studies illustrating the impact of executive function deficits on daily activities and academic performance.

     Interventions and Strategies:
    • Examination of evidence-based interventions and strategies to address executive functioning challenges.
    • Practical application of interventions through case studies to enhance participants' ability to implement effective therapeutic approaches.

      4. Occupational Therapy's Role:

      • Exploration of the unique role of occupational therapists in supporting executive function development.
      • Collaboration with other professionals and service providers to create a holistic approach to address the diverse needs of children and teens with executive functioning difficulties.

      Target Audience: Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, occupational therapy students.

      This occupational therapy continuing education course uses the following instructional methods: lecture, visual aides (ie slides), discussion board, case study examples.
      Content disclosure: This course does not exclusively focus on any specific product or service.

      Presented by:
      Marina Scott, MS, OTR/L
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      Benefits of this course
      • Describe occupational therapy's role in supporting children/teens with executive functioning difficulties.
      • Identify the main areas of executive functioning.  
      • Identify strategies that can help support children/teens with executive functioning difficulties.  

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      Aspire OT is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development.
      Course approval ID# 08831
      This Blended Hybrid course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Introductory level, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge)
      The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

      What OTs and OTAs are saying about this course

      I liked that Marina presented a "just right" amount of information during her presentation so that she was able to take time explaining the material on each slide and give examples throughout, rather than rushing.

      OT Course Participant

      This course had great information about executive functioning and good ideas for interventions

      OT Course Participant

      I like the all the information breaking down executive functioning - helpful for my own understanding and educating parents/teachers

      OT Course Participant
      Instructor bioS
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      .Marina Scott, MS, OTR/L,
      Aspire OT Instructor

      Marina Scott MS, OTR/L is an accomplished pediatric occupational therapist with over 21 years of experience. She is a clinician, writer, and public speaker.  She has extensive experience in pediatrics, spanning from early intervention through college. She has spent her professional career in schools, early intervention, private clinics, and teletherapy.  
      Her hobbies include knitting, reading, and spending time with family and friends


      Financial: Marina is compensated as an Aspire OT instructor. 
      Non Financial:  Marina does not have any non-financial disclosures.
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      Purchase a subscription for only $69 to have this course and 38.5 hours of additional CEs! 

      Course Outline

      Completion Requirements
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      In order to receive the certificate of completion, participants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
      • View course videos in entirety
      • Pass the course exam with a score of 70% or greater
      • Complete the Post Course Evaluation
      Please note that no credit or certificate will be issued unless all criteria is met.  Partial credit will not be issued.  
      cancellation policy
      Live Courses and Webinars
      Learner cancellations: In the event that the learner requests to cancel or is unable to attend a course, a refund for the total paid for the course will be granted if Aspire OT is notified via email at within 10 business days prior to date of the scheduled course, minus a non-refundable registration fee of 25% of registration price.  If the learner provides notification of cancellation less then 10 business days prior to the scheduled course, the learner will be offered the opportunity to attend the same webinar on an alternate date or enrollment in the recorded on-demand version of that webinar, instead of a refund.  

      No refunds will be issued after a course has been attended for more than 30 minutes.  Partial credit will not be issued.  

      Provider cancellations: 
      In the event of inclement weather or other event resulting in the inability for a live course to be provided within the scheduled time, learners will be offered an alternate date or a full refund for registration paid.
      On-Demand web Courses 
      Web courses will remain available to learners for 1 year. No refunds will be available for web courses that have been attended or viewed for greater than 30 minutes. In the event of a refund, the learner will be unenrolled in the course immediately upon issuance of a refund. No refunds will be issued for any course in which a certificate has been issued.  

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