Hot zones: Managing the challenges of daily life – On Demand Webinar

Hot Zones

Executive functioning strategies to help during the most challenging times of the day.


Adina Soclof, MS. CCC-SLP

On Demand Webinar

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Target Audience

OTs, PTs, SLPs, Educator, psychologists, guidance counselors, parents, mental health professionals

Course Level


Course Description

This course provides strategies to help adults and children overcome executive functioning deficits.

As human beings, we have a built-in capacity to accomplish goals and meet challenges through the use of high-level cognitive functions called “executive functioning” skills. These are the skills that help us to decide which activities and tasks we will pay attention to and which ones we will choose to ignore or postpone.

Executive skills influence our ability to manage our home and work life in an efficient, productive and structured manner. This is of particular importance to parents whose responsibilities are many. Children growing up in a home where parents have good executive functioning skills, have schedules and regimens that allow them to thrive and develop good executive functioning skills themselves.

Parents who do not have well developed executive functioning skills tend to have difficulties with home management tasks and providing the structure, routine and organization so necessary for running a home and raising children. These deficits are often pronounced around the “hot spots” or transitions times that occur in a parent/child’s daily life: mornings, after school homecomings and bedtimes.

This course will focus on those executive functions skills that are of particular importance to parents as they oversee the responsibilities of home life and manage those “hot spots. The executive functions of: planning/prioritizing, organization, time management and emotional control. This course offers a wide variety of strategies to help adults overcome such difficulties and function more effectively.


Parent Educator, Adina Soclof teaches parents and professionals the art of effective communication at home and in school. She offers strategies that support character development, confidence, and resilience in children of all ages and abilities.

Adina’s professional development workshops guide teachers and other professionals to create safe spaces where children learn and grow.

Her live and online parenting classes give moms and dads the language and strategies to create a nurturing and structured home environment. Find her blog at

A Certified Speech Pathologist, Adina received her BA in History at Queens College and her MS in Communication Sciences at Hunter College.

Disclosure:  Adina Soclof receives a speaking fee for her presentation. She has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Educational Credits

1 contact hours. Certificates will be awarded.

Hands on Approaches, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

Approved by AOTA for 0.1 CEUs.

Recognized by NYSED State Board for PT as an approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education. Approved for 0.1 contact hours.



This course is approved for 1 CTLE credits.

Learning Objectives will be assessed via a post-test given at the end of the webinar.  A passing grade of 70% is necessary to receive a certificate of completion.

Time-Ordered Agenda

Hour One:

    1. What are executive functioning skills?
    2. How do executive functioning skills impact home/work/parenting.
    3. What are ‘transition’ times and why they are so difficult for children to manage?
    4. Specific strategies to improve and strengthen executive function skills that most impact home life:
      • Planning and Prioritizing 
      • Organization 
      • Time Management 
      • Emotional Control
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Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Describe executive functioning skills and deficits as they manifest in the lives of parents and children
  • Identify strategies to help parents develop their own and their children’s Executive Functioning Skills of planning, organizational, time management and emotional control.
  • Name practical strategies to implement good executive function skills around transition times: mornings, after-school and bedtime.

Pricing Information

Standard registration: $60.00

(includes Certificate of Completion)

Contact Information

Hands on Approaches, Inc.

(212) 884-9101

Refund and Cancellation Policy


All cancellations must be received in writing via fax, email, or mail. A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable), will be provided if cancellation is received up to four weeks prior to the date of the course. Half tuition, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable), will be refunded if cancellation is received up to two weeks prior to the date of the course. No refunds will be made after the two week deadline. Refunds where a coupon was redeemed will result in an adjusted refund amount. Tuition for no-shows or cancellations received after the course has started will be forfeited, no exceptions. Hands On Approaches, Inc. reserves the right to cancel the course for extenuating circumstances. A full refund for the course fee will be provided,less credit card processing fees, where applicable. Hands On Approaches, Inc. is not responsible for any expenses incurred by the participants (ie: non-refundable travel arrangements) if the course is cancelled.

Occasionally, changes are made due to speaker availability, participant demand or unforeseen circumstances. Courses may occasionally be cancelled. You will be notified by email and/or phone at least 24 hours in advance of the class start date. A full refund will be granted,less credit card processing fees, where applicable. While Hands On Approaches, Inc. will do everything possible to ensure participant satisfaction, Hands On Approaches, Inc.'s liability is limited to the tuition fee only.


Full day webinar - a full refund, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable) will be granted up to one week before the training date. No refunds will be issued after that time. 

Mini Webinar (less than 4 hours) -  a full refund, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable) will be granted up to 72 hours before the training date. No refunds will be issued after that time. 

No refunds for recordings or “on demand” webinars.