Full course description
The 21st Century Skills have recognized the importance of executive function skills to school success. Indeed, it can be argued that executive function skills underlie all life success. The multiple aspects of executive function challenges that impact home, school, community, and employment will be described with examples that relate to each of these environments. In addition, evidence-based interventions and supports that can be implemented to help individuals on the spectrum develop will be described.
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Define executive function and its relation to autism spectrum disorder
- Describe how executive function impacts autistic individuals in the home, school, and community
- Identify interventions that can be used to teach and support executive function
Module Topics Include
- Executive Functioning
- Regulate Emotions
Meet the Presenter
Brenda Smith Myles Ph.D., formerly, a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas, is the recipient of the Autism Society of America’s Outstanding Professional Award, the Princeton Fellowship Award, The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome (GRASP) Divine Neurotypical Award, American Academy of Pediatrics Autism Champion, and two-time recipient of the Council for Exceptional Children Burton Blatt Humanitarian Award.
She served as the editor of the journal Intervention in School and Clinic and has been a member of the editorial board of several journals. Brenda has made over 3000 presentations all over the world and written more than 300 articles and books on ASD. In addition, she collaborated with the three organization who identified evidenced based practices in autism. Further, in the latest survey conducted by the University of Texas, she was acknowledged as the second most productive applied researcher in ASD in the world.