Executive Function Master Course

Helping Kids Get on Track

Learn to build executive function skills to help improve your treatment outcomes. In this self-paced online course, you will learn interventions to use immediately and boost your confidence working on executive function. This master course focuses on strengths-based techniques using the fun Train Model. Did you know there are thinking and doing skills involved in executive function? Are you aware that executive function skills develop as young as 6 months and build upon each other? You already have the knowledge to facilitate dramatic changes in your students – now harness that into actionable skills today.

Get your students on track in this course – AOTA-approved for 8.5 hours of professional development.

All Aboard to improve ADLs and iADLS in any setting and with any age!

Investment $247.00


What You’ll Receive

A course workbook, monthly office hours, 6 months of access, entirely self-paced and online, 8.5 hours of AOTA CEUs


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What you will learn.

Module 1

All Aboard!

Start your journey to become an expert in executive function (EF). First, learn how deficits in EF affect occupations in childhood. Then, dive into the latest research on EF and start using up-to-date ideas, such as the OT Practice Framework. Get introduced to the Train Model and take a look at a case study – does this student sound familiar?

Module 2

EF and OT - A Direct Connection

Begin to shift your perspective on EF as you learn that executive function begins to develop in babies. Understand EF milestones and boost your knowledge of emerging skills that build on each other through play and experience. Discover what scaffolding is in executive function and how teaching to your students’ learning styles will improve outcomes.

Module 3

Planning & Organization

The best start to the executive function journey begins with a plan. See how the Train Model teaches how to organize work and begin using the STOP Method to boost your student’s EF immediately. Discover play-based ideas for EF in all settings and learn treatment tips for planning and organization.

Module 4

Time Management & Working Memory

Discover how time management truly affects occupation in students and learn the ways that time blindness can hinder children’s EF. See how working memory can be the ticket to a smooth journey in executive function and gain new ideas and methods to guide your therapy toward better outcomes.

Module 5


Delve into metacognition and read new research linking it to occupation. What is ‘future thinking’ and what do gesturing and thought bubbles have to do with building EF skills? See what’s involved in “thinking about thinking” and learn about new treatment ideas to add to your toolkit to improve your students’ metacognition. Get ready to change their lives!

Module 6

EF Neurology

See how neurology can be your friend when working in executive function. Meet a new friend named Phineas and learn how he can help your work as an OT. Learn about regulation in the Train Model and how to adapt when changes occur along the “track”. Access new strategies to help students with maintenance and regulation.

Module 7

The Doing Skills

Become familiar with how the Theory of Mind is something that impacts a child’s awareness of feelings and social skills. Begin interoceptive awareness to work on your students’ emotions. Utilize the Train Model to gain visual representations of abstract concepts and receive new treatment ideas to improve task initiation using a strengths-based approach.

Module 8

Assessment and Goals

Pull your new ideas together to create achievable goals based on executive function skills. Learn the critical questions you need to ask during assessments and discover how to list accommodations in any setting to help students. Tie together everything you’ve learned and start showing how your understanding as an OT can start addressing executive function.


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Dr. Cara Koscinski

Cara is an accomplished occupational therapist, writer, speaker, teacher and overall advocate for children with special needs.

Cara has been a therapist since 1997. She earned her post-professional doctorate in occupational therapy, master’s degree in occupational therapy, and bachelor’s degree in health sciences. Along with many other achievements, she earned status as a Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) by the International Board of Credentialing – a highly regarded achievement in the health field.

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