Executive Functioning 101


November 24, 2020


As most schools are moving toward some form of e-learning or blended learning this coming semester, it is more important than ever that educators understand the role that executive functioning plays in students’ success or struggles in school. Deficits in organization, attention, and memory can cause significant difficulties for students when in a consistent environment with supports. These deficits cause even more difficulties in an ever-changing environment and when the standard classroom supports are no longer available. This session will discuss the complex concept of Executive Functioning so participants are ready to look at their lessons and environments and design learning opportunities that will meet their students’ needs.


Cassie Frost, M.S.Ed

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be able to identify the areas of executive functioning.

Participants will be able to list at least three difficulties that students who struggle with executive functioning could have in a learning environment.

Participants will be able to identify at least 5 changes they can make to their teaching to help support students with executive functioning deficits.


CEUs This activity is offered for up to 0.2 CEUs (1.5 hours of instruction). To register for CEUs:  

Download and complete the following forms.

Save the files names: 201124_CTG_Lastname_Firstname

Send both files to ceus@aacinstitute.org

Upon completion of the two forms and passing the quiz, a CEU certificate will be sent

Note: If any difficulty is encountered in using this form, write to ceus@aacinstitute.org to request an alternative file format.