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2023 Integrative Education Symposium

Empowering and Connecting Pediatric Professionals
Virtual - 23 February 2023
Course C: Praxis and Executive Functioning: Connecting Motor and Cognition
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Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA

February 23, 2023, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm CST
Cost: $215

Location: Live webinar on Zoom, login information will be emailed within one week of the event to paid participants
CEUs: 6 Contact Hours (.6 AOTA CEUs)

Recording available approximately 1 week after the live event for 30 days of viewing

Course Preview
Check out this short video introduction to the course
Course Level: Intermediate
Audience: OTs, SLPs, educators, and interested others
Course Description

Many children today demonstrate challenges in sequencing, organization, planning and regulation. These challenges are often attributed to executive function deficits. However, in many cases, these children may have praxis difficulties which contribute to or constitute the source of these challenges. This course will examine the relationship between motor and praxis skills and executive function skills, including how these functions overlap and work together to allow us to effectively interact with our world. The role of integral concepts common to these two functions such as embodied cognition, representational thought, sequencing, and spatial-temporal adaptation will be discussed. Information on how to identify these challenges and key intervention strategies will be presented. Learning will be facilitated by lectures, case studies and participant interaction. Ample time will be provided for questions and answers.

Course Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. State the relationship between praxis and executive functions.

  2. Identify 3 ways to evaluate praxis and executive functions.

  3. Identify 3 intervention strategies to address praxis and executive function deficits.


7:45 - 8:00 am CST: Zoom Room Opens

8:00 - 8:05 am CST: Welcome, announcements, and speaker introduction


8:05 - 9:30 am CST: Introduction to praxis and executive function


9:30 - 9:45 am CST: Morning Break


9:45 - 11:30 am CST: Common foundations and relationships of practice and EF functions

11:30 am - 12:00  pm CST: Lunch Break

12:00 - 1:30 pm CST: Assessment of praxis and EF functions

1:30 - 1:45 pm CST: Afternoon Break


1:45 - 3:30 pm CST: Intervention strategies for promoting praxis and EF functions

Instructional Methods

The speaker will be using a lecture with slides, case studies and time allotted for question & answer.

Course Requirements

Live Webinar: Full attendance is required for course certificates to be issued for live webinar attendance; if you miss a portion of the course, you may watch the recording and follow the below course requirements. After completing a self-evaluation, you will be emailed a course certificate within one week of the event.


On-Demand: Following completion of the entire course including a passing score of 80% on the post-course quiz, the participant will be issued a course completion certificate.

Continuing Education

6 Contact Hours awarded if course requirements are met. Integrative Education is an AOTA Approved Provider, number 11607. This distance learning-interactive, distance learning - independent self-study course is offered at .6 AOTA CEUs for intermediate level, in the areas of occupational therapy service delivery and foundational knowledge. Course approval number: 05906. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification of other professional recognition. For additional continuing education information for PT, and SLP, click here​ to access our CEU policies.

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