Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs

Enhancing and Practicing Executive Function Skills with Children from Infancy to Adolescence

 

Course Description: Executive function and self-regulation (EF/SR) skills provide critical supports for learning and development, and while children aren’t born with these skills, children are born with the potential to develop them through interactions and practice. This course describes a variety of activities and games that represent age-appropriate ways for adults to support and strengthen various components of EF/SR in children.  Each chapter of this guide contains activities suitable for a different age group, from infants to teenagers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the executive function and self-regulation skills that are targeted at each stage of development
  • Apply executive function activities that are age-appropriate for various age groups

Course Components:

  • Online text (included)
  • Multiple choice online exam (included)
  • Electronic certificate of completion (free)

Course Credit(s): 1 CE Credit or Hour

Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)

Course Schedule: Self-paced

Course Author(s): Alden Hori, PhD, and Center on the Developing Child

Content Publisher(s): Harvard University

Course Author(s) Qualifications:

Dr. Hori earned a PhD in psychology from the University of California at Riverside. Subsequently, Dr. Hori was employed by an education company in the mental health field for over 18 years. He served as an Educational Consultant and Director of Academic Affairs for this organization. His duties revolved around the mental health field, and included: researching the psychological literature to keep abreast of current clinical topics; writing updates for educational courses; developing new educational courses; and presenting over 200 live workshops for psychologists-in-training.

Finally, Dr. Hori was an Associate-In Professor and Research Assistant at the University of California at Riverside, where he supervised the completion of over 50 research projects in psychology. He is credited with three publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced

CEmobile, LLC, #1558, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 5/2/2018-5/2/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 clinical continuing education clock hours.





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