Sonoma County Office of Education

Diagnostic Center North: Understanding and Supporting Students with Executive Function (EF) Deficits

Executive function (EF) is an umbrella term for a collection of cognitive and behavioral functions such as problem solving, reasoning, planning and organization, inhibiting action or speech within context and managing attention control. It is now commonly believed that executive functions are essential for purposeful, goal directed behaviors and actions, and there is substantial evidence that academic achievement and appropriate executive function skills are correlated. This training will help teachers understand what executive functions are and how to best support students with executive functioning deficits.

Participants will:
  • Understand the Executive Functioning domains.
  • Understand how Executive Function deficits are assessed and the link between ADHD and executive functioning.
  • Learn how Universal Design for Learning (UDL) strategies can support executive functioning deficits.
  • Learn strategies for academic and behavioral support for students with executive functioning deficits.
  • A Certificate of Completion is available to participants. This may be used to document professional development hours or applied towards the credential requirements for Education Specialist Level II non-university activities. The Diagnostic Center is also a California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board approved continuing professional development provider.

    When Thursday, November 17, 2022
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Location Virtual via Zoom
    Presenter Daniel Silberstein, M.Ed., Education Specialist & Natalie Corona, M.S., School Psychologist
    Cost Free
    Audience Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Administrators, Educational Specialists, Para-educators, School Psychologists, and Speech Pathologists
    Registration closes 11/14/2022
    Registration Norma Leiva-Fernandez, 7075242750,
    Questions Andrea Wells, 707 524 2764,

    Online Registration is not available.