Understanding Executive Function

Don’t need the CPD points? Click here to do this course at a reduced price! Executive function skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. When children have opportunities to develop executive function skills, individuals and society experience lifelong benefits. These skills are crucial […]

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Executive function skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. When children have opportunities to develop executive function skills, individuals and society experience lifelong benefits. These skills are crucial for learning and development. They also enable positive behaviour and allow us to make healthy choices for ourselves and our families. Children aren’t born with these skills—they are born with the potential to develop them. Some children may need more support than others to develop these skills. Some aspects that could affect executive functions are ADHD, ASD, dyslexia as well as other permanent (foetal alcohol syndrome, cerebral palsy) or temporary (stress, medications) causes. Learn more about executive functions in this comprehensive, internationally accredited course. Learn what my cause executive dysfunction, how to develop executive functions, as well as how to aid people who are struggling with them.

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Module 1: What is executive function?

This module discusses in details what basic cognitive processes are, as well as higher executive functions. We also take a look at executive functions in action for a clearer picture of what they are and do.

 Executive dysfunction is also discussed.

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Module 1 test
20 questions
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Module 2: Symptoms of executive function disorder

Symptoms of executive dysfunction are discussed in great detail. Symptoms are broken up into age categories as well as locations (home, work).

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Module 2 test
15 questions
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Module 3: Causes of executive function disorder

The different causes of executive dysfunction are discussed. We take a look at the permanent as well as temporary causes of executive dysfunction.

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Module 3 test
10 questions
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Module 4: Symptoms of executive function as they relate to ADHD, dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder and others diagnoses

General symptoms of executive dysfunction are discussed, as well as how they relate to ADHD, ASD, dyslexia, anxiety, stress, and depression.

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Module 4 test
16 questions
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Module 5: Diagnosing executive function disorder

The diagnosis of executive dysfunction is discussed in great detail. The different tests for different ages are discussed. What they are called, what they test, why the skill they are testing is important as well as how the test works.

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Module 5 test
10 questions
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Module 6: Treatment options

Treatment options for executive dysfunction take the highlight here. Learn more about medications used, interventions as well as the professionals who may help you on your path.

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Module 6 test
5 questions
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Module 7: Strategies to enhance executive function skills from infancy to adolescence

Strategies to enhance and practise executive functions skills with children from infancy to adolescence are discussed in detail. Examples of games to play are given for ages ranging from 6 months until adolescence.

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Module 7 test
19 questions
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Module 8: Strategies to cope with executive dysfunction

This module contains strategies you may use to cope with executive dysfunction. Strategies are for children as well as adults and are location specific as well, e.g., home, school, work. This module also discusses time blindness.

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Module 8 test
20 questions
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Module 9: Prevention

This module gives a quick overview of how certain instances of executive dysfunction may be prevented.

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Module 9 test
3 questions

Yes, it is. This course carries international accreditation through a company in the UK called “The CPD Standards Office”. You may visit their site at www.cpdstandards.com or view our profile at https://directory.cpdstandards.com/providers/help-my-child/
You will have to send in your own results once we have sent your certificate stating the amount of CPD points you received.
Yes, you will. Once you have completed the course the system will prompt you to send an email. You will then receive your certificate in PDF format via email. The certificate will state the amount of CPD points earned as well.
No, you do not. Although our courses are accredited for CPD points for professionals, the courses are open to everybody that need to them.
Yes, you do. There are online, multiple-choice questions after every module.
You may send an email to info@helpmychildcpd.com. You may also join our Facebook Group or like the Facebook page and ask your questions there.
There is no time limit, it is entirely up to you. We know life is busy and can be hectic, our aim is to help, not to make you feel as if you have another burden.
No, there aren’t. All the material for course is online and in text format. You go through it by yourself. All the material will be available for you to view, even after you have completed the course.

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