Does your teen need help with study skills, time management, organization, or any of the other “executive functioning skills” needed as they make the transition from teenager to adult? Executive Functioning Skills are defined as the “brain-based skills needed to effectively execute, or perform tasks and solve problems.” As with most skills, there is a range in development and expectations – not everyone needs to complete the same tasks on a daily basis. But, there must be a match between the environment, expectations, and abilities of a person.
Sarah Collins, MSOT, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist with a background in both pediatrics and home health. She is the founder of Homeschool OT and helps homeschooling families around the world. She is also a homeschooling mom.
Throughout our day we have a million things we want to do and a few that we need to do. To accomplish all these things there are underlying skills, known as executive functioning skills, that are necessary for success. For some of us, prioritizing and following tasks through to completion is implicit. For a lot of us, getting lost along the way, frustrated and frazzled is all in a day’s work. This class is designed for those that executive functioning skills do not come as easily. We will target one of the underlying skills each week: Response Inhibition, Task Initiation, Planning/ Prioritization, Organization, Time Management, Attention, Flexibility of Thought, Emotional Control, and Self-Analysis. We will identify the skill and practice it with the overall goal of promoting self-awareness and strategies to improve executive functioning skills.
Sarah has a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT, OTR/L). After many years working as an Occupational Therapist, she founded Collins Academy Therapy Services (aka the Homeschool OT) and now provides Occupational Therapy Consultations to homeschool families. You can learn more about Sarah Collins here.
EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING SKILLS FOR TEENS
This class is designed to work with teenagers on:
- Identifying their strengths and weaknesses within executive functioning skills
- Learning how to adapt the environment or activity to promote success
Course Topics include:
- Response inhibition
- Working Memory
- Emotional Control
- Planning/ Prioritization
- Sustained Attention
- Task Initiation
- Time Management
- Goal-directed persistence
- Day / Time: Pre-recorded / Go at your own pace
- Registration fee: $80
- Age range: 14+
- Course Access: This is a Pre-recorded Class with an Evergreen Semester. You may start this course at any time. You will have access to this course for 5 months (150 days).
REQUIRED MATERIALS (not included):
OPTIONAL MATERIALS (not included):
- Maximum Education: The Ultimate Guide to Optimal Academics by Steven Greene Ed.D
- Smart but Scattered Teens by Richard Guare, Ph.D., Peg Dawson, EdD, and Colin Guare
How Online Courses Work
All online classes, whether Live or Recorded, offer interaction with the instructor through email.
- For Live Courses, you will have access to the course for the scheduled course duration, plus 30 days after the last class.
- For semester-long Pre-recorded Courses, you will have access to the course for 5 months (150 days) from the date of purchase.
- For year-long Pre-recorded Courses, you will have access for 10 months (300 days) from the date of purchase.
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