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The Executive Functions Masterclass

The Executive Functions Masterclass is an online course that teaches the importance of building Executive Functioning Skills and how to build those skills within a range of learners. This course walks you through the entire process from assessment and goal identification to instructional strategies and data collection.

What This Course Includes:

  • Modules with over 35 video lessons
  • Each topic is broken into short, actionable videos
  • Concepts are explained in a user-friendly way
  • Ready to use templates, handouts, and behavior tools
  • 8 continuing education hours for teachers or 8 CEUs for BACB/ASHA

Here’s a peek into The Executive Functions Masterclass

Module 1:
What are Executive Functions?

In Module 1, learn what Executive Functions are, how they develop, and the critical role they play in all of our lives.

Module 2:
Identifying Executive Function Challenges

In Module 2, learn how to identify executive function struggles in your learners by utilizing a range of informal assessments.

Module 3:
The Goals

In Module 3, learn how to develop a multi-tiered plan to build Executive Functions in a proactive and effective way.

Module 4:
Implementation

In Module 4, dive into big picture strategies for strengthening Executive Functions.

Module 5:
Strategies by Skill

In Module 5, break down strategies and best practices by each Executive Functioning skill.

Module 6:
Data and Staff Training

In Module 6, learn how to take ongoing data and train your team to implement strategies effectively.

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Let’s learn about Executive Functions…

How this course will give you the tools to effectively build executive functions:

Training Videos

The training content is broken down into short, manageable topics. Content is available in video format, closed captioned video, audio only, and written transcripts.

Resources

There are over 100 downloadable tools and templates included in this course. This course includes all of the resources to identify and create a plan for skill building including informal assessments, observation guides, task analysis templates, data sheets, staff training handouts, and rubrics. This course also includes extensive students tools including visuals, social narratives, worksheets, mini schedules, and more.

Community

Get access to our private community. There, you can share your progress with others, collaborate with your peers and The Autism Helper team, and participate in Live Q & A sessions directly with Sasha.

 

The Executive Functions Toolkit

 

This toolkit was designed to go along with the Executive Function Masterclass. The expansive collection of resources includes general tools that will work across all executive function skill areas, as well as differentiated extension activities for specific executive function skill areas.  These tools span skills level and provide a wide variety of options.

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Testimonials

From Past Course Participants

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"Sasha is very relatable and you can tell she's 'been there, done that!' My favorite part is how she manages to explain and give examples within each short clip. I like that I can break it up to fit my schedule."

- Dana

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"It’s hard to pick one thing! I love all the resources that you provided that tie directly into what you were saying in the videos so I don’t have to try to re-create my own thing that lines up with your teaching."

- Heather

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"The course is engaging and makes sense. There were things I was already doing in the classroom and now I am able to put the 'why' behind the actions I was taking. "

- Ashley

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"I LOVE the downloadable resources. I have downloaded every one so far and I plan to use them in my classroom."

- Courtney

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"The course is easy to follow and the time-length is perfect to bite-off in between sessions with students and other meetings. The visuals and other resources have been great."

- Emily

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"Every year I try to increase my knowledge and skills to better teach my students and this was such a game changer! I feel more prepared to teach in ways I didn't even know about it!"

- Erica

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"This course integrates everything in a way that is accessible to my students while also making it managable for me as a teacher."

- Yessenia

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"My favorite part is the example videos and downloads. Wow! I can not believe all the great things that were included in this course."

- Duncan

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The Autism Helper FAQs

You have questions, we have answers. Learn more about our course here.

Who is this course for?

This course was created for educators, clinicians, and parents who are working with children who are struggling to meet classroom or home expectations. These struggles are likely due to weak executive functions. This course teaches educators and parents how to build executive function skills in learners of all ages and abilities. This course is appropriate for general education teachers, special education teachers, self-contained teachers, and resource/inclusion teachers. This course is also valuable for speech-language pathologists, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Registered Behavior Techs, and administrators looking to improve their skill set in the area of behavior change, building independence, and teaching the meaningful life skills of Executive Functions.

What are the course objectives and agenda?

Course Learning Objectives: 

Module 1

  • Participants will define what executive functioning skills are and how they develop.
  • Participants will identify 3 causes of executive functioning deficits and how these deficits can impact learner performance.
  • Participants will list the 11 executive functioning skills areas.

Module 2

  • Participants will identify 3 types of informal assessments that can be used when assessing a learner’s executive functioning skills.
  • Participants will identify how to prioritize and select an executive functioning goal based upon assessment results.

Module 3

  • Participants will create an individualized Executive Functioning Skill Building Plan that identifies goals, develops a teaching procedure, and plans for environmental support and reinforcement.

Module 4

  • Participants will identify the 4 steps for creating an individualized instructional tool for teaching a specific skill related to an executive functioning skill area.
  • Participants will identify and define 3 ways to adapt the environment in order to increase learner success in meeting expectations in their learning environment.
  • Participants will identify and define 6 ways to adapt tasks in order to increase learner success in meeting expectations in their learning environment.
  • Participants will identify and define 4 ways to adapt adult communication in order to increase learner success in meeting expectations in their learning environment.
  • Participants will define what reinforcement is and is not.

Module 5

  • For all 11 executive functioning skill areas, participants will define the skill area, list at least 4 strategies to strengthen skills in that area, and identify at least 5 activities or tools that could be used to work on the skill area.

Module 6

  • Participants will identify 3 reasons why data is important.
  • Participants will identify and define 6 steps for setting up a data collection system.
  • Participants will define frequency and rubric data and identify when each type of data collection system should be used.
  • Participants will analyze data scenarios and identify the next step that should be taken in the teaching process.
  • Participants will list the steps in Behavior Skills Training in relation to teaching team members to follow an executive functions plan.

 

Time-Ordered Agenda

  • 0-43 minutes: Module 1- All About Executive Functions
  • 44-99 minutes: Module 2- Assessment
  • 100-127 minutes: Module 3- Creating the Plan
  • 128-214 minutes: Module 4- The Plan
  • 215-437 minutes: Module 5- Strategies by Skill
  • 438-492 minutes: Module 6- Data and Staff Training

When will I have access to this course?

You will receive an invite to join The Autism Helper Network within 15 minutes of signing up. Once you’ve set up your account, you will be able to access the course. If you’ve purchased the additional toolkit, you will receive an additional email with a link to access it, also within 15 minutes of signing up. You will have access to this course for 6 months from the date of purchase.

If you have not received either email within 15 minutes, please check your spam folder first. If you cannot locate them there, please contact us at customerservice@theautismhelper.com.

Can I earn continuing education credits for this course?

All course content must be watched/completed in its entirety including the course feedback form within 6 months from the date of purchase to receive any continuing education credits. The date on the certificate will match the date you complete all course components. No partial credit will be given.

Teachers

You can earn 8 continuing education hours upon completion of this course. School districts differ in what they will accept as a continuing education credit. It is up to each course participant to confirm that continuing education credits from The Autism Helper, Inc. will be approved by your school district.

BCBAs

Sasha Long, BCBA is an Authorized Continuing Education (ACE) provider from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. This course provides Type 2 continuing education credits.

Speech-Language Pathologists

ASHA CE Registry Submission: After you complete all course components, you will be directed to fill out a form requesting ASHA CEUs. Once you fill out the form indicating that you would like your participation reported to ASHA, The Autism Helper will prepare to submit your information to the ASHA CE Registry. The Autism Helper submits this completion information monthly [on the 15th of the month]. Please allow three weeks from the submission date by The Autism Helper for the course and ASHA CEUs to appear on your ASHA transcript.

This course is offered for 0.8 ASHA CEUs.
(Introductory Level, Professional Area)

ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

What is included within the toolkit?

Toolkit information is coming soon!

If I have a tech issue, how do I get help?

If you’re experiencing technical issues, please contact us at customerservice@theautismhelper.com.

How can I request accommodations?

The Autism Helper, Inc. is committed to providing equal opportunities in accordance with all applicable laws. If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation, please contact customerservice@theautismhelper.com. We will review your request and respond in a timely manner. Please note that we will require a minimum of 4 weeks to provide a reasonable accommodation for your request.

How do I cancel? Do you offer refunds?

In the event a purchaser is not satisfied with a course, they can request a full refund via email to customerservice@theautismhelper.com. The Autism Helper strives to respond to all refund emails within 24 business hours. The Autism Helper will issue a full refund within 7-14 days from the date of purchase, dependent upon the amount of content consumed by the purchaser. If more than 25% of the course content was consumed, no refund will be issued. Once you have canceled, you will no longer have access to any content of the course.

In the event The Autism Helper is unable to host a course for any reason, all associated costs and fees will be refunded to the purchasers. In the event that The Autism Helper must reschedule the start of a course and the new date is unsatisfactory to the purchaser, a full refund of costs and fees will be issued upon the purchaser’s request to customerservice@theautismhelper.com

How can I leave you a complaint, feedback or ask questions?

We’d love to hear your feedback and answer your questions! You can send them to customerservice@theautismhelper.com. We strive to respond to all feedback and question emails within 48 business hours. There is also a mandatory feedback form related to this course at the end of the course.

Disclosures

Financial Disclosures: Sasha Long is the founder and owner of The Autism Helper, Inc. She receives payment from the sales of all products and courses on this site.

Non-Financial Disclosures: There are no relevant non-financial disclosures.

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