In this experiential program, you will learn evidence-based cognitive, physical and environmental strategies to use in the assessment and intervention of executive function (EF) deficits in children and adolescents.
You will learn effective assessment processes, activity analysis, interventions and coaching activities that empower positive behavior change in the kids you work with. These innovative interventions will help your clients successfully negotiate the daily tasks of life such as organization, time management, initiation and completion of tasks – without heavy reliance on others.
You will learn interventions that increase self-awareness, self-monitoring and problem-solving skills and teach them how to be proactive and a socially and academically successful student. The often-forgotten influence of sleep will also be prioritized as a means to success, along with routine-building strategies, such as goal attainment scaling.
In this recording, you'll learn how to:
• Use a model of inhibition, working memory and cognitive shifting as a framework for working with EF
• Maximize memory formation through sensory processing and sleep strategies
• Assess functional EF needs effectively to establish concrete interventions
• Establish skill-building interventions to promote organization, time management and task completion
• Design effective accommodations to enhance generalization of skills to navigate daily tasks
Focusing on a top-down, client-centered approach and incorporating both remediative and adaptive interventions ensures that you can hit the ground running with your clients immediately. Your competence will translate to their confidence!
• Utilize the developmental patterns for the three foundational components of executive function (EF) to create lens for assessment and intervention.
• Develop mindfulness, physical activity, positive reinforcement and environmental interventions and assign as homework, classwork and activities of daily living (ADLs) for children and adolescents.
• Examine the neurological connections between attention, arousal, and memory that affect executive function performance in ADLs, academics and social participation.
• Establish the relationship between postural control, attention, vision and executive functions as it relates to assessment and treatment planning.
• Correlate the influence of sleep on executive function performance and the consequences of arousal challenges with sleep onset difficulties.
• Utilize goal attainment scaling as an intervention to improve client’s self-management skills, habit formation and routinization.
About the Presenter:
Nicole R. Quint, Dr.OT, OTR/L, is a licensed occupational therapist with more than 15 years of experience in pediatric practice, specializing in sensory processing, executive functioning skills, behavioral strategies and social emotional learning. Her clinical practice includes work in the hospital, home health, outpatient, and school-based settings. Currently an associate professor at Nova Southeastern University’s Department of Occupational Therapy, Dr. Quint provides instruction in both the masters and doctoral programs since 2009. She provides consulting services specific to advocacy in the schools, organizational conflict assessments, leadership, program development and evaluation, as well as innovative practice development. Her research focus includes adults with sensory processing disorder, autism and vision, and sensory based interventions.
Dr. Quint has developed programs to promote sensory processing as a foundation for learning, social emotional learning and development to promote performance in all areas. She has an expansive presence in local, state and national conference platforms, including Region 7 South Occupational Therapy Group; Florida Occupational Therapy Association (FOTA); American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA); Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference; Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference (SoPAC, APPTA); as well as presenting at the Canadian Occupational Therapy Conference in 2018. Dr. Quint provides professional development trainings for continuing education through OccupationalTherapy.com, Arizona Autism, PhysicalTherapy.com, Audiology.com, TheraCare AZ.
Dr. Quint heads the Making Sense of SPD Parent Support Group in Davie, FL, which works toward education, advocacy, and support for families living with SPD. She is the co-creator of It Just Makes Sense, a grant-funded professional development program for the occupational and physical therapists working in Broward County Public Schools, the sixth largest school district in the nation. Dr. Quint is completing her PhD in conflict analysis and resolution, focusing on conflict related to disabilities and systems, including special education, legal systems, and health care.