Building Executive Function Skills Through Play-Based Learning
When: Wednesday October 20th
at 1:00 pm Central Daylight Time
Registration Ends October 19th
2-Hour Live Webinar
Earn 0.2 ASHA CEUs
Each person who plans to view the webinar is expected to register and purchase their spot individually. If you would like to purchase multiple spots for your agency, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the names and email addresses of the other group members.
Language and executive function skills are interdependent―one cannot develop without the other. This course provides insight on how to facilitate development of language and executive function skills through play-based learning. Being able to plan, organize, inhibit responses, follow multi-step directions, stay focused, complete tasks amid distractions, be resilient, engage in non-preferred tasks, delay gratification, and be a flexible thinker are skills that set young children up for success in school and in life. Research shows that executive function skills develop most rapidly between ages 3 and 5, making high-quality early childhood services critical for optimal growth and development.
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
- Define and explain the terms learning, play-based learning, and executive function skills.
- Describe the 3 key areas of executive function: working memory, inhibitory control, and mental flexibility.
- Summarize the teacher’s role in play-based learning activities.
- List the qualities of a learning environment that fosters development of executive function skills.
Minutes 1-5 Introduction
Minutes 5-15 Defining key terms
Minutes 15-25 How play-based learning is backed by research in neuroscience
Minutes 25-60 The connection between play-based learning and development of executive function skills
Minutes 60-80 Role of the adult in play
Minutes 80-110 Strategies for enhancing executive function skills in young children
Minutes 110-120 Q & A and discussion
Nonfinancial Disclosure: Cari has an autistic son and shares personal experiences in her trainings.
Financial Disclosure: Cari receives royalties from all product sales on her website. She also benefits financially for presenting this course today.