Executive Functioning

Building a Toolkit to Support Executive Functioning Skills - An Online Workshop

February 16, 2023 - One-Day Virtual Workshop
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

Presenter: Amy Gaffney, M.A., CCC-SLP, Educational Consultant at Indiana Resource Center for Autism

Sponsored by the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University - Bloomington

Note: This workshop will be recorded and the recording will be made available to all workshop registrants, even if you cannot attend live. The recording will be available for one month following the workshop.


Executive functioning skills help us make plans, follow through, and achieve our goals, while being able to make necessary adjustments along the way. When a person is struggling to develop this set of skills, multiple areas, including academics, emotional regulation, and participating in daily living activities can be impacted. The use of evidence-based strategies can assist with the development of skills during childhood and then become life-long strategies that a person uses to have independence and success as an adult. This workshop will provide information about specific executive functioning abilities and provide strategies for parents/caregivers, teachers, and therapists to build their toolkit to provide support to those struggling with executive functioning skills.

Goals & Objectives

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • List 6 executive functioning abilities.
  • Describe strategies to support a variety of executive functions.
  • Describe how executive functioning skills impact math, reading, and writing abilities.
  • List strategies that can be effective for home, school, and community setttings.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for general and special education teachers, administrators, autism consultants, speech therapists, psychologists, occupational therapists, and parents/caregivers.

Cost and Registration Information

  • The registration fee for this workshop is $90.00 USD, which includes downloadable handouts.
  • Payment is by credit, debit, check, or purchase order. A limited number of slots are available, so participation is based on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Once registered, you will receive the link for the Zoom Workshop on the payment confirmation page, as well as via email on your invoice from iuconfs@indiana.edu
  • Registration and payments are processed online by Indiana University (IU) Conferences.

All registrations are final. No money will be refunded.

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Amy Gaffney is an educational consultant with the Indiana Resource Center for Autism (IRCA) at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University, Bloomington. She is also a Speech-Language Pathologist and a TEACCH® Certified Advanced Consultant.

Gaffney has experience working with young children, school-age children, and young adults. Through her work as a speech-language pathologist and Autism consultant, Gaffney has worked with students and their families in a variety of settings, including in-home, public and private schools, and a private clinic.

Gaffney holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from Ball State University and a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Kansas.

Certificates of Attendance for 5.5 instructional hours will be available at no charge and can be used for:

• Professional Growth Plan points.
• Indiana Professional Licensing Agency Continuing Education credits for Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants licensing requirements.
• Indiana Professional Licensing Agency Category 1 Continuing Education for Social Workers (LSW), Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Addiction Counselors (LAC), Marriage & Family Therapists (LMFT), Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), and Clinical Addiction Counselors (LCAC) licensing requirements.
• Type II BCBA Credits will also be available at no cost by emailing Dr. Cathy Pratt at prattc@indiana.edu.


For information on Consumer Education Funds for family members or individuals with disabilities in Indiana, see https://www.in.gov/gpcpd/featured-projects/consumer-education-fund/ or call 317-232-7770.

If you have questions about the workshop content, please contact Amy Gaffney (amgaffne@iu.edu) at 812-855-6508. All registration payment questions should be directed to IU Conferences (iuconfs@iu.edu) at 800-933-9330.

The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community is committed to providing equal access to this event for all participants. If you have questions about accessibility or have a request for alternative formats or other accommodations, please contact Claire Tafoya at ctafoya@iu.edu or 812-855-6508 with your request at least three weeks in advance of the event. The deadline for accommodations requests for this workshop is January 26th, 2023.