Understanding and Supporting Executive Functioning in Young Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities (Part 1) (ASD Tri-State Webinar 2022-23)
Audience: Advocates, Educators, Other District/School Staff, Parents, Students, Libraries, Community Partners, General Public | Topic: Autism, Special Education | Hosted by: Office of Special Education
Requirement for School / District Staff: Not Required
Presented by: Allison Ratto, PhD: Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor
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 key principles for conducting executive functioning (EF) intervention in the classroom with young children with DD/ASD
- Understand the core EF skills to facilitate in young children with EF challenges
- Identify key intervention strategies to use in the classroom to support EF skills (for push-in and pull-out delivery models)
About the Presenter
Allison Ratto is a clinical psychologist at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children's National and holds an adjunct appointment as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related developmental disabilities, particularly in young children, girls, and psychiatrically complex youth. Dr. Ratto also speaks Spanish fluently and has a strong interest in working with families from Spanish-speaking backgrounds. Her research interests include: early childhood executive functioning intervention, understanding the experiences of girls and women on the spectrum; and increasing inclusivity and access to culturally responsive assessment and treatment for ASD.
Contact InformationCDE Autism Team