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Course # 5403
Executive Function Skills: Practical Treatment Ideas

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CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0


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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This course was recorded on May 11, 2012

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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

(924 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 924 reviews

Review by: Necole on November 19, 2014
Ms. Ward was an excellent presenter! She gave background information, and illustrated it with very helpful examples and practical strategies. She explained which skills should be mastered first and why. She gave contrasting examples of the typical child's thoughts when assigned a task and then compared how a child with executive functioning challenges would respond. Truly remarkable course. Wish classroom teachers could view it. Thank you Ms. Ward! The resources listed on the download and mentioned in the course are fabulous too! I will definitely search out more of your courses!
Review by: Lisa on November 15, 2014
The speaker was very knowledgeable and gave specific examples of intervention strategies to use for common classroom problems r/t executive function deficits.
Review by: Sarah on November 10, 2014
This course gave visuals and step by step instructions on how to help a child with executive functioning difficulties. It will be easy to use these strategies in my own work.
Review by: Susan on November 9, 2014
Sarah was an excellent communicator. The handouts were simple in nature but excellent in quality and easy to follow. She gave very practical examples that helped to convey the information she was trying to get across. She seemed relaxed in her presentation and quite knowledgable.
Review by: Carey on November 8, 2014
Very informative, great examples and rationale, engaging presenter, good powerpoint
Review by: Deborah on November 6, 2014
Great practical ideas. This will be useful information for me to use with my own teen as well.
Review by: Lisa on November 6, 2014
Sarah has a relaxed, informative presentation style that mixes science and practical strategies that are easy to incorporate immediately. I can't wait to start right away with my students and share the information with teachers I work with.
Review by: Amy on November 5, 2014
The strategies suggested are easy to implement as an SLP but also to share with general education teachers and parents. Sarah presents the strategies in a visual way and connects them to real situations.
Review by: Kathryn on October 29, 2014
It was clear, concise and practical!
Review by: Meta on October 24, 2014
IT WAS PRACTICAL, EASY TO FOLLOW AND LOVED HER HANDOUTS!!!! USER-FRIENDLY!!
Review by: Renee on October 24, 2014
Well organized and functional strategies that are easy to implement
Review by: Laurel on October 22, 2014
the use of materials and examples
Review by: Janeil on October 14, 2014
1) Descriptions of what impaired exec. functioning looks like and 2) therapy strategies that can easily be implemented
Review by: Collin on October 10, 2014
Speaker and Topic
Review by: Shawna on September 21, 2014
Exciting topic! The practical examples and worksheet samples provided were great!
Review by: Debra on September 21, 2014
This course is the best course I have viewed during my two years with SpeechPathology.com. Sarah provided concise descriptions of executive function and dysfunction, and gave numerous, WONDERFUL, easy intervention methods in the short amount of time that she had. I want more of her knowledge and expertise to help my students AND my own child dealing with ADHD and executive dysfunction!
Review by: Kristin on September 9, 2014
great examples!
Review by: Janice on September 5, 2014
Good speaker and organized and practical information.
Review by: Diane on September 5, 2014
relevamce of information, and constructive tools to use immediately
Review by: Bonnie on August 31, 2014
Very well organized with specific information.
Review by: Hillary on August 26, 2014
excellent strategies to apply immediately to my therapy work with students
Review by: Brian on August 6, 2014
The presenter shows excitement about the topic. Great handouts, very well organized.
Review by: Suzanne on August 5, 2014
presented necessary information then put it into practical application
Review by: Susan on August 5, 2014
Sarah's examples and applications are relevant and I will use them immediately with my students.
Review by: Theresa on July 21, 2014
Very informative, great presentation.
Review by: Sandra on July 17, 2014
Practical examples and resource suggestions
Review by: Sandra on July 17, 2014
Practical examples and resource suggestions
Review by: Juanita on June 29, 2014
Excellent handouts with forms ready to use. Clear explanations. Presenter was engaging and interesting.
Review by: Deborah on June 27, 2014
Excellent handouts, working examples of how to use strategies, anotated reference list
Review by: Jodie on June 26, 2014
Lots of great, new information that will help a wide range of students... from global language disorders to kids with Asperger's.
Review by: Amy on June 4, 2014
Very knowledgeable presenter. Practical strategies presented. Great material to teach classroom teachers for class-wide implementation.
Review by: Elizabeth on June 4, 2014
The presenter had extensive knowledge, and provided many blank, ready-to-use handouts
Review by: Kathleen on June 3, 2014
I appreciate the handouts that I can print and immediately start using. Everything was VERY applicable. This was an excellently organized presentation. I hope to see more from this presenter!
Review by: Andrea on May 27, 2014
This course included content that will be useful for many different students and is information I have never heard before. Thank you!
Review by: Jennifer on May 22, 2014
Excellent information presented in a clear manner. I could have listened to this speaker for longer!
Review by: Haley on May 13, 2014
The applicable ideas and concepts.
Review by: Evelyn on May 5, 2014
Excellent examples and handouts.
Review by: Dlydia on April 25, 2014
Good treatment ideas/strategies for daily tasks. Wonderful resources.
Review by: Carrie on April 23, 2014
The presenter was fantastic, very knowledgeable on the topic, and the presentation slides and handouts were great!
Review by: Amber on March 26, 2014
Great organization. A little/lot overwhelming as there is so much to learn & important information.
Review by: Jaclyn on March 23, 2014
clear, detailed ideas to work with that are practical for all to use in classroom and home
Review by: Megan on March 23, 2014
Speakers working knowledge of topic; excellent examples; timeliness of topic
Review by: Nicole on March 14, 2014
practical examples
Review by: Crystal on March 11, 2014
I will take any course from this speaker. She knows her material, has excellent treatment suggestions, and common sense approaches.
Review by: Leah on March 5, 2014
Excellent examples and worksheets.
Review by: Kimberly on March 4, 2014
lots of practical idea, well presented
Review by: Ruth on February 17, 2014
Well organized, functional tools provided so that I can begin implementing strategies right away!!
Review by: Rebecca on February 15, 2014
Knowledge, presentation and examples were excellent.
Review by: Jennifer on February 8, 2014
WOW! The practical information, the visual organizers, and the super-long list of resources...
Review by: Mary on February 8, 2014
The visual examples, organized presentation!
Review by: Ashley on February 7, 2014
Great material, lots of visuals, lots of examples
Review by: Alison on February 2, 2014
The topic and the speaker!
Review by: Barbara on January 29, 2014
Excellent handouts and resources. Speaker's style and speech rate.
Review by: Beth on January 29, 2014
practical scenarios to teach concepts
Review by: Bonnie on January 25, 2014
The content was excellent and much of it was new information for me. I love the practical tips given as well as the worksheets.
Review by: Rachel on January 24, 2014
Well organized, easy to follow along with and SO MANY great strategies to put into use immediately!
Review by: Sara on January 23, 2014
Course presentation was organized, speaker was knowledgeable and had a very pleasant voice, speaker gave excellent examples and the handout was very helpful. Great list of resources as well.
Review by: Mariah on January 22, 2014
The handouts are FANTASTIC!! Great information delivered in a small amount of time. It is great to discuss this and have working documents to use and facilitate these skills.
Review by: denise on January 22, 2014
It was a great introduction to what we might see and how to treat EF difficulties.
Review by: Jessica on January 20, 2014
Sarah makes everything very logical and applicable to all ages.
Review by: Debi on January 19, 2014
Practical info. the course materials provided give me practical tools I can use with my students tomorrow.
Review by: Sara on December 31, 2013
Very hands on and practical
Review by: Alexandra on December 30, 2013
Very practical examples that can be used immediately
Review by: Blake on December 30, 2013
Lots of detail and practical suggestions
Review by: Denise on December 30, 2013
Practical hands on examples given that I will try to use at work and with my own children. Great class!
Review by: Diane on December 27, 2013
Fantastic specific examples of how to help students with executive functioning.
Review by: Kristen on December 27, 2013
Well organized
Review by: Elizabeth on December 26, 2013
I have a better understanding of executive functioning skills. I am now thinking of a few kids on my caseload who have some real difficulties in this area. The strategies of sequencing starting with the end picture and filling in the steps necessary to get to that end will be very useful. I may even use some of the strategies for time management myself!
Review by: Cory on December 26, 2013
The visual and interactive examples; thorough, vivid and practical.
Review by: Elizabeth on December 25, 2013
description of executive function and use of strategies to improve deficits in this area was excellent-her presentation was detailed enough so SLPs could reproduce her strategies and she gave copies of her worksheets
Review by: Janelle on December 23, 2013
Fantastic information that can be easily applied
Review by: DeeAnne on December 23, 2013
This was so relevant, functional, well-organized, engaging, and helpful. Worth every minute!!
Review by: Holly on December 22, 2013
This was an excellent presentation!! The presenter was very enthusiastic and explained executive function in a simplistic manner with great materials!!
Review by: Melanie on December 20, 2013
exact illustrations
Review by: Kelly on December 18, 2013
Use treatment strategies
Review by: Erica on December 17, 2013
great info, clear explanations, helpful recommendations
Review by: Kim on December 15, 2013
Great ideas and activities to use right away
Review by: Amanda on December 15, 2013
The practical examples and demonstrations that can be used in therapy immediately. Material explained clearly. Not overloaded with background info that most of us already know but so often presenters don't take into account.
Review by: Alyson on December 14, 2013
Good ideas and explanations behind them.
Review by: Ashleigh on December 13, 2013
many examples to use right away. Felt a bit overwhelming with so much information in just one hour.
Review by: Stephanie on December 11, 2013
practical solutions.
Review by: Angela on December 10, 2013
Brain processes were explained using a flow chart which facilitates my ability to understand and recall the information. Excellent therapy strategies with the rationale were provided.
Review by: Amy on December 7, 2013
Great visuals and handouts for students, ideas and how to execute them
Review by: Cathy on December 5, 2013
content and pace and information
Review by: Sarah on December 5, 2013
I love the practical ideas! She explained the reason along with the application!
Review by: Heather on December 5, 2013
This course was very organized and contained a number of practical therapy ideas.
Review by: Sandra on November 28, 2013
Excellent examples, clearly explained.
Review by: Diane on November 27, 2013
Organized, effective strategies offered with explanations of why they work
Review by: Jennifer on November 26, 2013
Great hand outs and ideas that I can use immediately.
Review by: Jaime on November 21, 2013
There were excellent techniques that I could use immediately in therapy.
Review by: Paula on November 21, 2013
The materials shared in handouts to use in therapy
Review by: Whitney on November 20, 2013
the application of information was realistic and applicable
Review by: Jane on November 16, 2013
Clearly presented examples
Review by: Dawn on November 13, 2013
I loved, loved, loved this course! Great way to help kids learn time management, organization and planning skills!
Review by: Arrin on November 11, 2013
By far the best course I have ever taken on speech pathology.com!
Review by: Lucinda on November 11, 2013
Very good ideas presented with practical application.
Review by: Rhonda on November 11, 2013
Fantastic, functional information!
Review by: Cheria Jannell on November 11, 2013
Great examples and very practical application.
Review by: Jacque on November 9, 2013
Practical and functional information
Review by: Mikah on November 8, 2013
good examples and good visuals

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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: Financial Disclosure: Some of the compensatory aids discussed in this presentation are sold by Cognitive Connections, a company owned in part by the presenter. She has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

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

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

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


Kansas Dept of Health & Environment

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.


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 SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.


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