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Course # 5340
Executive Function Skills: Practical Treatment Ideas

Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm EDT

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Course Abstract

Executive function skills give us the prospective to consider and voluntarily control our thinking, mediate our emotions, and regulate our behavior. They are the "higher thinking brain" skills compared to the reactive "lower brain" impulses. This course will highlight many practical tools to teach students to know how to plan for and begin tasks, internalize routines and effectively make transitions. Learn innovative techniques to support a student in developing an internal ability to sense the passage of time and to self-monitor pace to complete tasks within planned time frames.
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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to explain what the Executive Function Flowchart Model is and how it can be used for directing treatment decision-making.
  • After this course, participants will be able to explain how self regulation, information processing, cognitive shift are foundational CORE curriculum skills and provide at least 3 ideas for providing related treatment.
  • After this course, participants will be able to explain how and self management of time, space and materials are embedded in the CORE curriculum standards and provide two ideas for providing related treatment.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-15 Minutes Overview of Executive Function Flow Chart Model
15-35 Minutes Treatment techniques to increase self regulation, speed of information processing and cognitive shift
35-55 Minutes Treatment techniques to increase self management of time, space and materials
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Average Rating

(61 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Review by: Pamela on May 17, 2012
Very practical treatment strategies.
Review by: Jody on May 17, 2012
I love the resources she gave.
Review by: Kerry on May 14, 2012
It was very eye opening to the function of some of our kids, easy to relate and had some great materials to possibly use with some of my students
Review by: Kathryn on May 14, 2012
It was a nice update on Sarah's wonderful thoughts and ideas.
Review by: Ellen on May 14, 2012
Outstanding PP--clear, dynamic, creative; Great references
Review by: Danielle on May 12, 2012
So much info in a short time, very useful info. I loved application to older children and the speaker was extremely well-versed in a topic that we often don't see covered by SLPs.
Review by: Rosemary on May 11, 2012
The use of specific strategies and the provision of specific tools that can be easily used and incorporated into sessions to assist students with executive function was great! Wished it could have been longer with more strategies provided!
Review by: Janelle on May 11, 2012
This was the best course I've taken yet. The presenter was well organized, articulate, provided lots of examples and was clear and concise in her presentation. The information was excellent and will be very helpful. Thank you!
Review by: Jennifer on May 11, 2012
Excellent clinical examples and application of course material. Thank you for the worksheets!
Review by: Megan on May 11, 2012
This was the best and most informative on line course I have attended so far. She was very detailed and provided such relavant examples and therapy ideas. She also provided bonus reading material which is so beneficial.
Review by: Tsgoyna on May 10, 2012
practical resources
Review by: Jo-Ann on May 10, 2012
The presenter used a series of visuals to assist with important concepts. Descriptive instructions were well illustrated and clearly relevant. The information was a good mix of familiiar concepts with much needed clinical application. Each aspect of this presentation was enlightening and useful.
Review by: Jennifer on May 10, 2012
Great material. I only wish it was two hours long as she covered lots of wonderful material.
Review by: Judy on May 10, 2012
Practical application presented with theoretical underpinnings!
Review by: Kelly on May 10, 2012
Very practical treatment strategies with good examples of actual treament tasks.
Review by: Catherine on May 10, 2012
Practical information with clear examples and helpful intervention ideas
Review by: Nancy on May 10, 2012
The instructor was extremely articulate and well prepared.
Review by: Elisabeth on May 10, 2012
This was very informative with excellent resources
Review by: Karen on May 10, 2012
Relevant examples,interesting presentation style, take-aways that can be immediately used with students.
Review by: Kelly on May 10, 2012
She provided terrific tools
Review by: Richard on May 10, 2012
Review by: Joyce on May 10, 2012
Actual therapy materials included (charts, etc.); good therapy ideas
Review by: iris on May 10, 2012
clearly explained topic and examples
Review by: Alida on May 10, 2012
The levels at which it will be applicable to my students.
Review by: Janette on May 10, 2012
This course was packed with practical ideas. I really learned a lot!
Review by: Tracy on May 10, 2012
Clear speaking, handouts, knowledgable speaker
Review by: Lee on May 10, 2012
Very well presented.
Review by: Margaret on May 10, 2012
Well-organized, practical, contains materials that can be used with students.
Review by: Stephanie on May 10, 2012
Sarah Ward was clear and concise in her presentation. She gave practical information that can be used in the classroom. I learned some new ideas to work on executive functioning skills with my students. I would highly recommend this to anyone!
Review by: Sydney on May 10, 2012
Clearly presented with practical examples. i will easliy be able to incorporate this infomation into my work with colleagues in a school district.
Review by: Teri on May 10, 2012
Practical therapy strategies with real-life examples provided.
Review by: Fran on May 10, 2012
very well organized. Lots of visual supports with concrete examples. Realistic and prctical but based on theoretical and evidence based informaiton. good speaker sounded like she really knew her stuff. Presentation style worked well although she may have had to ruch the last 10-15 minutes..seems to be a common problem in the hour long sessions
Review by: Donna on May 10, 2012
Topic of interest, well organized and communicated. I enjoy listening to Sarah Ward.
Review by: Darlene on May 10, 2012
Examples of activities
Review by: Catherine on May 10, 2012
Great examples to illustrate content as well as useful therapy strategies.
Review by: kelly on May 10, 2012
Practical applications and tools.
Review by: Deborah on May 10, 2012
It provided specific examples for therapy.
Review by: Stephanie on May 10, 2012
The implementation materials
Review by: Michael on May 10, 2012
Wealth of solid practical applications shared in such a brief session.
Review by: Kristen on May 10, 2012
It was well organized with practical examples that could be adapted to my students' needs.
Review by: Kelly on May 10, 2012
Excellent webinar. I work in a healthcare setting, but this is more relevant to me more on a personal note. My son is this kid, and I will use this in my own home. Thank you!!

Course Information

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Course Presenter

sarah ward

Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC-SLP

Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP has over 16 years of experience in diagnostic evaluations, treatment and case management of children, adolescents and adults with language learning disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, executive dysfunction, Asperger’s disorders and social pragmatics . Her particular specialty is in the assessment and treatment of executive function deficits.  Ms. Ward holds a faculty appointment at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions where she provides instruction to graduate level students in the assessment and treatment of individuals with traumatic brain injury and other cognitive communication disorders.  A popular speaker, Sarah regularly presents locally and nationally on the topic of executive functions to a variety of professional and parent organizations, school and lay groups.  She has presented to and consulted with over 300 public and private schools in Massachusetts and across the United States.  Awards received include the MGH Expertise in Clinical Practice Award, the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Faculty in Excellence Award from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions (2002, 2011).

Disclosure: Some of the compensatory aids discussed in this presentation are sold by Cognitive Connections, a company owned in part by the presenter.

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; SAC/1.0

Time will be allowed for interaction between the participants and the presenter.

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Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit.

Please Note: The CEU exam and course evaluation must be completed within 7 days of the live webinar.

To participate in the course, complete the CEU exam and earn continuing education credit, you must be a CEU Total Access member.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.

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