Defines executive functions and how to recognize and improve executive functioning repertoires in individuals with autism and attention disorders.
1. Introduction 2. Principles Behind the Lessons 3. Self-Awareness, Inhibition, and Self-Management 4. Attention 5. Organization 6. Problem Solving, Time Management, and Planning 7. Working Memory 8. Emotional Self-Regulation and Flexibility 9. Troubleshooting
Adel Najdowski, Ph.D., BCBA-D is an Associate Professor and Program Director of M.S. in Behavioral Psychology at Pepperdine University. Dr. Najdowski has provided ABA-based services to children with autism for 20 years. Between 2005 and 2010, she led the development of Skills (R), an online curriculum for children with autism. In 2014, Dr. Najdowski co-authored, Evidence-Based Treatment for Children with Autism: The CARD Model. She has over 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters in scientific texts, and articles in popular media. Dr. Najdowski has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Analysis in Practice and as a Guest Editor for a special issue in Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Her current research interests include teaching higher-order skills to children with autism and assessment and curriculum design for children with autism.