Archived News: What's New
October 2014

Enhancing and Practicing Executive Function Skills with Children from Infancy to Adolescence

Executive function and self-regulation (EF/SR) skills provide critical supports for learning and development, and while we aren’t born with these skills, we are born with the potential to develop them through interactions and practice. A new 16-page guide describes a variety of activities and games that represent age-appropriate ways for adults to support and strengthen various components of EF/SR in children.

Each chapter of this guide contains activities suitable for a different age group, from infants to teenagers. The guide may be read in its entirety (which includes the introduction and references) or in discrete sections geared to specific age groups.

More information:

http://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/tools_and_guides/enhancing_and_practicing_executive_function_skills_with_children/

 

Explore ASD Seminar Series

Recently there have been many additions to the Explore ASD Seminar Series on the VCU-ACE website. The Explore ASD Series contains seminars that provide a narrow focus of information on topics important to educators, families, individuals with ASD, other professionals, and community members. These presentations are approximately 30-40 minutes long and are detailed enough to provide a quick overview or review of information.


Current topics include:
Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Environmental Structure and Visual Supports
Communication
The Comprehensive Autism Planning System (CAPS)
Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Reinforcement
Autism Spectrum Disorder and Employment


Make the most of your training time with these helpful seminars!