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Turning “I Can’t” into “I Can!” for Kids with Executive Function Deficits
Audio CD
$169.99 USD
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This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on March 7, 2019.
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Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
6 hr 20 min
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI Rehab
3/7/2019 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
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  1. Utilize the developmental patterns for the three foundational components of executive function (EF) to create lens for assessment and intervention.
  2. Develop mindfulness, physical activity, positive reinforcement and environmental interventions and assign as homework, classwork and activities of daily living (ADLs) for children and adolescents.
  3. Examine the neurological connections between attention, arousal, and memory that affect executive function performance in ADLs, academics and social participation.
  4. Establish the relationship between postural control, attention, vision and executive functions as it relates to assessment and treatment planning.
  5. Correlate the influence of sleep on executive function performance and the consequences of arousal challenges with sleep onset difficulties.
  6. Utilize goal attainment scaling as an intervention to improve client’s self-management skills, habit formation and routinization.
Inhibition, Working Memory and Cognitive Shifting: The Working Model of Executive Function
  • Developmental patterns to distinguish assessment and intervention processes
  • Dysfunction patterns in ADHD, ASD, Sensory Processing Disorder, learning disabilities, brain injury
  • Consequences of impulsivity, working memory difficulties and cognitive rigidity
Neuro Connections: From Sensory Processing to Memory Formation and Sleep
  • Sensory processing as basis for learning
  • Arousal states and “window of opportunity for learning”
  • Self-regulation: sensory, cognition, emotional regulation, impulse control
  • Postural control and relationship to attention
  • Vision and learning: consequences for attention, EF
  • Sleep and influence on learning, self-regulation, memory consolidation and attention
Assessment: From Observations to Standardized Tools
  • Observational strategies to identify EF deficits
  • Assessment tools for inhibition, working memory and shifting
  • Semi-structured interviews and self-assessment tools
  • Assessment tools for global EF measurements and sleep
  • Identification of sensory arousal patterns

Skill-Building Strategies to Get Organized, Manage Time & Complete Tasks
  • Martial arts, physical activity, mindfulness and yoga incorporations
  • Sensory and cognitive-based strategies for self-regulation and arousal: “POW! Battery System”
  • Time management remediation processes: “Time Detective”
  • Internal voice to promote metacognition, planning, and attention: “Play by Play”
  • Sustained, alternating attention and memory activities: “The Lyrics Game”
  • Motor learning principles to promote automaticity
  • Mnemonics, chunking and storytelling: “What the EF?!”
  • Video case examples: Implementing skill building strategies
Adaptations to Enhance Generalization of Skills to Navigate Daily Tasks
  • Adaptive seating, visual clutter considerations, vision boards
  • Positive reinforcement and creation of systems: organizational habits
  • Plan, organize, work, finish tasks: “POW! Strategy”
  • Self-monitoring goals to establish routines: goal attainment scaling
  • Sleep hygiene protocols as part of the EF continuum
  • 504 and IEP accommodation design strategies
  • Video case examples: implementing adaptation strategies
  • Case Study: 9 year old male with ADHD and sensory processing disorder


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, Arizona Autism,,, 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.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Nicole Quint is an associate professor at Nova Southwestern University. She is a speaker who receives an honorarium for PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Nicole Quint is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association; Florida Occupational Therapy Association; and the Caribbean Occupational Therapy Association.
Continuing Education Credits

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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Educators
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