Executive Functioning Challenges in Individuals With ASD
This presentation will identify and describe the role of executive functioning in learning, social relationships and emotion regulation. It will highlight common executive functioning challenges and differences in individuals with autism spectrum disorder and discuss how these may manifest behaviorally. Specifically, difficulties related to flexibility, perspective taking and Theory of Mind will be discussed in detail. The executive functioning challenges behind difficult behaviors will be explored and strategies for supporting these challenges will be discussed.
Elizabeth Coan, PsyD is a faculty member at University of Colorado where she works as a Clinical Psychologist in the department of Developmental Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Colorado. She also has a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Coan received her masters and doctorate degree from the University of Denver and completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Children's Hospital Colorado. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders, with specialty focus in developmental delays autism spectrum disorder and Fragile X Syndrome. Dr. Coan’s areas of special interest include adapting behavioral and cognitive behavioral interventions for children with developmental differences, assessment of developmental disabilities and comorbid mental health concerns, program development, teaching and parent coaching. She has prior experience as an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapist and has worked with children with developmental differences for over ten years.
This lecture will provide one continuing education credit toward the disability education (DE) requirement of PATH Intl. annual certification compliance.
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