Full Course Description

2-Day Advanced Course: Executive Functioning Skills for Children & Adolescents: 50 Cognitive-Motor Activities to Improve Attention, Memory, Response Inhibition and Self-Regulation

Program Information


  1. Implement research-based activities educators, teachers and clinicians can use to improve thinking, self-regulation, learning and behavior.
  2. Determine how to improve classroom cohesion and climate with physical activities that require thought engaging attention and memory.
  3. Articulate the meaningful relationship between cognition and motor movement in learning and school achievement.
  4. Integrate cognitively engaging physical activity in your classroom and practice with coordinative cognitive-motor activities.
  5. Practice over 50 coaching and movement activities you can do to help children with ADHD, dyslexia, ODD, sensory processing challenges, dyspraxia, anxiety and behavioral issues.
  6. Demonstrate how to enhance collaboration and cooperation in your classroom by helping students become “cognitive scientists” empowered to help their own learning.
  7. Determine the role of tempo, rhythm and timing in cognition.
  8. Design rhythmic calming strategies for on-the-spot behavior management.
  9. Develop confidence in creating your own collaborative cognitive-motor work with your students.
  10. Articulate how rhythmic “heavy” motor work can be more effective for dysregulated children then talking when a child is in distress.
  11. Analyze the biological precursors to better executive functions, learning and behavior.
  12. Practice cognitive-movement strategies to help children move out of the stress response into an alert state of calm.


Priming the Brain for Learning

Foundational Motor Competencies that Proceed Learning

Musical Thinking

Thinking Interventions for Better Learning and Behavior

“I am the Best Coach for My Brain” - Lessons for Students

The “Cognitive Conversation” about Attention

Seated Work For Better Attention

Cognitive Engagement - Music, Piano & Drumming

Developing Your Own Patterns and Sequences

Language, Dyslexia, Reading and Learning

Visual-Motor Language: Spotlight

Brain Primers (Mike Kuczala)

The “Cognitive Conversation” about Memory

Improving Behavior with Cognitive-Motor Movement

The “Cognitive Conversation” about SelfControl (Response Inhibition) + Impulsivity

Self-Regulation: Heavy Work

Self-Regulation: Achieving an Alert State of Calm

Attention, Memory and Inhibition

Rhythm Ball for Calming

Copyright : 12/05/2019