This online course teaches the importance of building executive functioning skills and how to build those skills within a range of learners. This course walks you through the entire process from assessment and goal identification to instructional strategies and data collection. You will finish this course with a toolbox of strategies to teach essential skills such as flexibility, emotional control, sustained attention, and so much more!
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Ask your administration to cover the cost of the Executive Functions Masterclass! We accept purchase orders and can provide a School License for your team. Contact us to learn more about this option & group pricing!
What This Course Includes
- 6 modules with 35 video lessons
- Each topic is broken into short, actionable videos
- Concepts are explained in a user-friendly way
- Ready to use templates, handouts, and visual tools
- 8 continuing education hours upon completion (BACB & ASHA included)
Here’s a peek into the Executive Functions Masterclass
What are Executive Functions?
Creating the Plan
Strategies by Skill
Data & Staff Training
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Testimonials from Past Course Participants
“I like that the lessons are in manageable chunks, and I love that each lesson gives me something I can use immediately. There are so many helpful tips and materials that I can take back to my teams and utilize!”
“I LOVED this course! The information and resources shared are practical and easy to use. My favorite part is the supporting material & toolkit. I really enjoy the way Sasha creates quick, easy to digest information.”
“Why didn’t I learn more about Executive Functions in grad school?! I now use your training videos in every staff training session with my team. You took executive functioning and made it understandable which in turn will make teaching these skills that much more effective!”
You have questions, we have answers. Learn more about this course below.
Who is this course for?
This course was created for educators, clinicians, and parents who are working with children who are struggling to meet classroom or home expectations. These struggles are likely due to weak executive functions. This course teaches educators and parents how to build executive function skills in learners of all ages and abilities. This course is appropriate for general education teachers, special education teachers, self-contained teachers, and resource/inclusion teachers. This course is also valuable for speech-language pathologists, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Registered Behavior Techs, and administrators looking to improve their skill set in the area of behavior change, building independence, and teaching the meaningful life skills of Executive Functions.
What are the course objectives and agenda?
Course Learning Objectives:Module 1
- Participants will define what executive functioning skills are and how they develop.
- Participants will identify 3 causes of executive functioning deficits and how these deficits can impact learner performance.
- Participants will list the 11 executive functioning skills areas.
- Participants will identify 3 types of informal assessments that can be used when assessing a learner’s executive functioning skills.
- Participants will identify how to prioritize and select an executive functioning goal based upon assessment results.
- Participants will create an individualized Executive Functioning Skill Building Plan that identifies goals, develops a teaching procedure, and plans for environmental support and reinforcement.
- Participants will identify the 4 steps for creating an individualized instructional tool for teaching a specific skill related to an executive functioning skill area.
- Participants will identify and define 3 ways to adapt the environment in order to increase learner success in meeting expectations in their learning environment.
- Participants will identify and define 6 ways to adapt tasks in order to increase learner success in meeting expectations in their learning environment.
- Participants will identify and define 4 ways to adapt adult communication in order to increase learner success in meeting expectations in their learning environment.
- Participants will define what reinforcement is and is not.
- For all 11 executive functioning skill areas, participants will define the skill area, list at least 4 strategies to strengthen skills in that area, and identify at least 5 activities or tools that could be used to work on the skill area.
- Participants will identify 3 reasons why data is important.
- Participants will identify and define 6 steps for setting up a data collection system.
- Participants will define frequency and rubric data and identify when each type of data collection system should be used.
- Participants will analyze data scenarios and identify the next step that should be taken in the teaching process.
- Participants will list the steps in Behavior Skills Training in relation to teaching team members to follow an executive functions plan.
- 0-43 minutes: Module 1- All About Executive Functions
- 44-99 minutes: Module 2- Assessment
- 100-127 minutes: Module 3- Creating the Plan
- 128-214 minutes: Module 4- The Plan
- 215-437 minutes: Module 5- Strategies by Skill
- 438-492 minutes: Module 6- Data and Staff Training
When will I have access to this course?
You will receive an invite to join The Autism Helper Network within 15 minutes of signing up. Once you’ve set up your account, you will be able to access the course. If you’ve purchased the additional toolkit, you will receive an additional email with a link to access it, also within 15 minutes of signing up. You will have access to this course for 6 months from the date of purchase.
If you have not received either email within 15 minutes, please check your spam folder first. If you cannot locate them there, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I earn continuing education credits for this course?
All course content must be watched/completed in its entirety including the course feedback form within 6 months from the date of purchase to receive any continuing education credits. The date on the certificate will match the date you complete all course components. No partial credit will be given.
You can earn 8 continuing education hours upon completion of this course. School districts differ in what they will accept as a continuing education credit. It is up to each course participant to confirm that continuing education credits from The Autism Helper, Inc. will be approved by your school district.
Sasha Long, BCBA is an Authorized Continuing Education (ACE) provider from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. This course provides Type 2 continuing education credits.
ASHA CE Registry Submission: After you complete all course components, you will be directed to fill out a form requesting ASHA CEUs. Once you fill out the form indicating that you would like your participation reported to ASHA, The Autism Helper will prepare to submit your information to the ASHA CE Registry. The Autism Helper submits this completion information monthly [on the 15th of the month]. Please allow three weeks from the submission date by The Autism Helper for the course and ASHA CEUs to appear on your ASHA transcript.
This course is offered for 0.8 ASHA CEUs.
(Introductory Level, Professional Area)
ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.
What is included within the toolkit?
This expansive toolkit includes general tools that will work across all executive function skill areas, as well as differentiated extension activities for specific executive function skill areas. There are 50 pages of general tools that work across all executive functions as well as over 45 tools and activities that address specific executive function skills. You can find more information, including photos and a video tour, on the Executive Functions Toolkit page.
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How can I request accommodations?
The Autism Helper, Inc. is committed to providing equal opportunities in accordance with all applicable laws. If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will review your request and respond in a timely manner. Please note that we will require a minimum of 4 weeks to provide a reasonable accommodation for your request.
How do I cancel? Do you offer refunds?
In the event a purchaser is not satisfied with a course, they can request a full refund via email email@example.com. The Autism Helper strives to respond to all refund emails within 24 business hours. The Autism Helper will issue a full refund within 7-14 days from the date of purchase, dependent upon the amount of content consumed by the purchaser. If more than 25% of the course content was consumed, no refund will be issued. Once you have canceled, you will no longer have access to any content of the course.
In the event The Autism Helper is unable to host a course for any reason, all associated costs and fees will be refunded to the purchasers. In the event that The Autism Helper must reschedule the start of a course and the new date is unsatisfactory to the purchaser, a full refund of costs and fees will be issued upon the purchaser’s request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I leave you a complaint, feedback or ask questions?
We’d love to hear your feedback and answer your questions! You can send them to. We strive to respond to all feedback and question emails within 48 business hours. There is also a mandatory feedback form related to this course at the end of the course.
Financial Disclosures: Sasha Long is the founder and owner of The Autism Helper, Inc. She receives payment from the sales of all products and courses on this site.
Non-Financial Disclosures: There are no relevant non-financial disclosures.