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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 in Students with Autism

Presented by Nina Finkler, M.Ed., LDT/C, BCBA, President of Nina Finkler Autism Services
Sponsored by Monarch Center for Autism, STAR Autism Support, and VizZle

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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.

Nina FinklerAbout 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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monarch center for autismMonarch Center for Autism, a division of Bellefaire JCB, is located in Cleveland, Ohio. Monarch offers a comprehensive array of programs and services for individuals ages three through adulthood with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Highlights, which incorporate Monarch’s visual language treatment model, include a preschool; day school for children, adolescents & young adults; transition education program; summer & extended school year programs; therapeutic residential treatment program; adult vocational & supported living programs; and community training.

 

star autismSTAR Autism Support (SAS) provides curriculum materials, workshops and training to school and agency staff who work with students with autism. Our mission is to help others successfully implement research-based applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques. We want every child with autism to receive effective instruction!

 

vizzle autismVizZle provides a library of more than 14,000 lessons and the tools and media to customize them or create your own from scratch. The lessons can be tailored to any grade level, assigned to any student, and played on iPad or Android tablets, laptop or desktop computers. Data is tracked automatically. This award-winning software is developed collaboratively with educators.

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