Brown Executive Function/Attention ScalesBrown EF/A Scales
- Brown Executive Function/Attention Scales helps screen and assess a wider range of impairments of executive functioning. Brown EF/A Scales™ measures DSM-5 symptoms of ADHD along with less apparent impairments of executive functioning. Guidance on using this test in your telepractice.
Audience: This session is targeted for early career practitioners and other professionals who want an expanded conceptualization of the learning, attentional, and behavioral challenges students face to include executive functions.
Course description: This 3-hour session examines a systemic approach to identifying and assessing the executive functions of students and guiding specific supports and interventions to improve the executive function related skills. This session reviews a theoretical evidenced-based model that details how EF is related to chronic learning and attentional deficits and prescribes methods for assessing EF domains (Brown, 2013).
In addressing the components of the model, we will discuss assessing EF deficits associated with learning disabilities as well as how to develop proactive EF skills: getting organized and started on tasks; focusing, shifting, and sustaining attention; managing alertness; sustaining effort to complete tasks; processing and outputting information efficiently; managing emotions; using working memory; and monitoring one’s actions.
Learning objectives: After attending this session, participants will be able to: