Understanding and Supporting Executive Functioning in Young Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities (Part 2) (2022-23 ASD Tri-State Webinar)
Audience: Advocates, Educators, Other District/School Staff, Parents | Topic: Autism, Special Education | Hosted by: Office of Special Education
Requirement for School / District Staff: Not Required
Presented by: Abigail Brandt
This two-part series will provide an overview of the development of executive functioning (EF) skills in early childhood (ages 3-6 years), as well as an introduction to strategies to support the early development of EF skills in young children with EF challenges.
Part 1 was held on Wednesday, February 8, 2022
Part 2 was held on Wednesday, February 22, 2022
There will be a LIVE question and answer session immediately following the webinar presentation.
After attending this webinar participants will be able to:
- Describe the role of executive functioning (EF) in early childhood development, particularly in developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
- Identify potential signs of EF challenges in young children with DD/ASD
- Understand the research evidence for how EF relates to long-term functional outcomes in DD/ASD
- Explain the transdiagnostic role of EF in common childhood mental health issues
About the Presenter
Abigail Brandt is a pediatric speech-language pathologist at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children's National. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related language, communication, and feeding differences. Her clinical interests include individual and group based-interventions targeting executive function skills, higher-order language, and social communication skills in early childhood and transitioning young adulthood. Ms. Brandt’s research interests include early childhood executive functioning intervention and group-based intervention to support gender diverse and neurodiverse individuals.
Contact InformationCDE Autism Team