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Thursday, April 6 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Executive Functions: Moving from theory to practice for children with Developmental Delays including Autism

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This session will provide early childhood educators with activities and strategies that support Executive Function (EF) in young children with developmental delays including Autism. EF describes the processes that affect a child’s ability to self-regulate, use working memory, pay attention, and engage in planning and goal setting. It is important for educators to directly and explicitly teach and reinforce EF skills, as all skills can be developed and enhanced with practice and feedback. This is beneficial for all children, but particularly so for those with developmental delays including Autism. In addition to offering strategies during daily routine activities; evidence-based resources and activity plans will be shared.

At the end of this session the participant will be able to:
  • have an understanding of EF and how it impacts a child’s development particularly for children with diverse abilities based on research and practice.
  • learn, practice and select strategies to strengthen EF skills (self-regulation, working memory, inhibit/emotional control, shifting, planning and organizing) in preschoolers with diverse abilities.
Intended audience: QTL, EHS

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Serra Acar

Project Coordinator, The Research Institute, WOU
Serra is a Project Coordinator at The Research Institute, Western Oregon University. Serra works on projects with an early childhood/early learning focus. Serra received her Ph.D. in Early Intervention from the University of Oregon. Serra's primary areas of expertise include family-centered... Read More →
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Patricia Blasco

Associate Fellow/ Associate Professor, Western Oregon University and Oregon Health Sciences University
Patti is a Senior Fellow at Western Oregon University (WOU), and at TRI, works through the Center for Educator Preparation and Effectiveness (CEPE) and the Center on Early Learning. At WOU, Dr. Blasco is the Project Director for Project PEPI to infuse inclusion curricula into coursework... Read More →

Mandy Stanley

EI/ECSE Specialist, Oregon Department of Education

Thursday April 6, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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