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Executive Functioning Skills in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Thursday September 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Executive functioning skills are critical for academic success both within the classroom and in the real world. Executive functions act as the conductor for many behaviors that individuals use in their daily lives. Deficits in executive functioning are often seen in students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These behaviors include long-term planning, time management, using feedback effectively, controlling impulses, and organization. When these executive functions are not working together, we see severe deficits in social interaction, cognitive functioning, emotional and behavioral development, as well as learning and academic achievement. It is crucial for these students’ success that these skills be taught directly and incorporated into the daily classroom routine.
In this edWebinar, Nina Finkler, M.Ed., LDT/C, BCBA, and President of Nina Finkler Autism Services, identifies those skills associated with executive functioning and provide practical recommendations for classroom implementation. PreK through high school teachers and other related service providers will benefit from watching this recorded session.
About the Presenter
Nina Finkler, M.Ed., LDT/C, BCBA is the president of Nina Finkler Autism Services, LLC based in East Windsor, New Jersey. Ms. Finkler has 25 years of experience working in the field of autism. Her experience includes extensive practical application of applied behavior analysis, curriculum development, professional/parent training, consultation, and assessment. Ms. Finkler has presented at both the state and national levels on various topics including effective teaching strategies for students with autism, behavior management strategies, and educational assessment. She holds a master’s degree in special education from Rutgers University and is a New Jersey licensed Learning Consultant and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Ms. Finkler is on the advisory board of National Autism Resources.
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