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Early Executive Functioning Mastery Course

Developed By

Shayna Gaunt, M.A., BCBA

Dr Alan Schnee, Ph.D., BCBA

Executive Functioning is the CEO of the Brain

Just as an air traffic control system at a busy airport safely manages the arrivals and departures of many aircrafts on multiple runways, the brain needs this skill set to filter distractions, prioritize tasks, set and achieve goals, and control impulses.

Executive functioning is like the CEO of the brain, overseeing and managing various cognitive processes. It’s responsible for skills like organization, planning, time management, and emotional regulation. For children with autism, honing these skills can be transformative, fostering independence and enhancing their overall quality of life.

A lot of teachers, parents, and behavior professionals don’t know where to start when teaching these critical skills.

Early executive functioning skills are critical skills children need to be able to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully.

Many children with autism and other developmental delays lack these skills and require direct instruction to learn them.

…That’s why How to ABA and Dr. Alan Schnee have teamed up to create a BRAND NEW course all about teaching early executive functioning skills. This course includes what skills to teach and what order to go in, how to do it, why they are important, and other things that you may have to take into consideration when teaching each skill.




This course is led by experts BCBA Shayna Gaunt and BCBA-D Dr. Alan Schnee. Every lesson has videos, downloadable resources, subtitles, and teaching demonstrations. We blend compassion with expertise to make every lesson meaningful and enjoyable.



Our course is meticulously crafted to meet the unique needs early learners. We understand that one size doesn't fit all, and our lessons are customized to ensure that you will find value for any child.



We understand the demands of your busy schedule. That's why our training program offers flexible learning options. You can access the training materials anytime, anywhere, and revisit them whenever necessary.



We believe in supporting you every step of the way. Our dedicated support team is always available to answer your questions, provide guidance, and ensure that you have a smooth learning experience. You'll never feel alone on your learning journey.

Get a certificate for 3 Learning CEUs upon completion!

Why Do you Need This Course for Your Learners?


Strengthen and Teach Auditory Memory

Teach Receptive Identification/Instructions

Strengthen and Teach Visual Memory

Teach Touching/Bringing Same

Teach Locations

Teach Interrupting

Teach Following Lists

Teach Dealing with Distractions

After Completing This Course, You’ll Receive 3 Learning CEUs

It’s our view that children with ASD need to learn to do practical things and solve practical problems. They need to search for things, deliver things, put things away, make things, build things, and solve problems within their daily lives.

In order to be able to do such things, children need to remember what they are to do, curb impulses, and sustain their attention through the task. In other words, executive function abilities are required.


Join us in our quest to help you master your learners executive functioning skills in order for them to become as independent and successful as possible.