EF - Junior
Planning and Organization
EF - Senior
Adult
Support
Potpourri
100
What does EF stand for?

Executive Function(ing)

100

Name 2 items you need to brush your teeth.

Names both a toothbrush and toothpaste.

100

Are EF and ADHD the same thing?

No; EF is affected by ADHD but EF can be affected by many other things as well

100

Name one behavioral strategy adults can use to support development of EF.

Names any of the following (or specific examples): skill building; prompt, monitor, praise, reinforce; consultation with teachers and professionals (who will also work on skill building and prompting, monitoring, praising, and reinforcing!)

100

Compliment a peer in the group.

Aww that was so nice!

200

Name 3 areas of EF.

Names any of the following:

Organization, Time Management, Cognitive Flexibility, Emotion Regulation, Working Memory, Planning, Task Initiation, Impulse Control

200

Your best friend's party is this weekend. Name one thing you need to do before you attend the party.

Names any of the following: put it on a calendar, get a gift, RSVP, gather overnight supplies, etc.

200

True or False: EF may explain (in part) behavioral difficulties.

True: Emotion regulation and impulsivity are impacted by executive functioning difficulties.


200

"5 minute warning" is an example of what supportive strategy?

Prompt


200

How will your new organizational skills make a difference in your day-to-day life?

THAT'S AMAZING!

300

True or False: EF skills cannot be taught.

False: You've learned a TON of EF skills already!
300

Put these steps in order:

A. Put your dish in the sink

B. Gather your materials

C. Eat a sandwich 

D. Make a sandwich

B, D, C, A

300

To promote the occurrence of the target behavior to a new environment or context

Generalization

300
Something that is given or taken away that results in an increase in the target behavior

Reinforcement/Reinforcer

300

What are you most proud of accomplishing in the last 10 weeks?

I'M PROUD OF YOU!

400

True or False: Once you've learned EF skills, you're set for life. No need to practice!

False! It's important to continue to practice the skills you've learned as often as you can so that they stick!

400

Name the strategy you can use every day to help you stay organized.

Build organizational tasks into a routine.

400

Executive functions are controlled by the ____ lobe of the brain.

Frontal

400

True or False: Verbal praise is the best way to encourage a new behavior

False: What is reinforcing may change depending on the recipient, behavior, and context. 

We should always be considering what may be the best form of reinforcement. Naturalistic reinforcement will have best results for generalization and fading reinforcement over time.

400

What was something that used to be difficult that is less difficult now?

I KNEW YOU COULD DO IT!

500

What happens when you ignore the Glitches?

Glitches don't go away on their own. Often, ignoring the Glitches makes a problem worse! 

We have to pay attention when the Glitches show up so that we can use the skills we've learned to problem solve and make them go away.

500
It's 2020, and students need to bring a mask with them to school to wear EVERY DAY. Patty has a habit of forgetting her mask at home.

What could Patty do to help her remember her mask each day?

Names a prompt or organizational strategy: Checklist; place it by the door, backpack, etc.; Set an alarm or reminder; put a sticky note by the door; etc. 

500

True or False: Practicing use of EF skills changes your brain's wiring.

TRUE! We can change the direction of neural pathways (the messaging highways in your brain) with lots of practice. Brains are SO COOL!

500
Whether or not EF skills are used successfully depends on:

Names any of the following: Skill level, emotional status, energy/fatigue, stress, motivation

500

Name one thing you've learned in our time together that you plan to continue using after tonight.

WAY TO GO!

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