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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

Handouts

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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

(866 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 866 reviews

Review by: Member on July 21, 2014
Very informative, great presentation.
Review by: Member on July 17, 2014
Practical examples and resource suggestions
Review by: Member on July 17, 2014
Practical examples and resource suggestions
Review by: Member on June 29, 2014
Excellent handouts with forms ready to use. Clear explanations. Presenter was engaging and interesting.
Review by: Member on June 27, 2014
Excellent handouts, working examples of how to use strategies, anotated reference list
Review by: Member 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: Member on June 4, 2014
Very knowledgeable presenter. Practical strategies presented. Great material to teach classroom teachers for class-wide implementation.
Review by: Member on June 4, 2014
The presenter had extensive knowledge, and provided many blank, ready-to-use handouts
Review by: Member 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: Member 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: Member on May 22, 2014
Excellent information presented in a clear manner. I could have listened to this speaker for longer!
Review by: Member on May 13, 2014
The applicable ideas and concepts.
Review by: Member on May 5, 2014
Excellent examples and handouts.
Review by: Member on April 25, 2014
Good treatment ideas/strategies for daily tasks. Wonderful resources.
Review by: Member on April 23, 2014
The presenter was fantastic, very knowledgeable on the topic, and the presentation slides and handouts were great!
Review by: Member on March 26, 2014
Great organization. A little/lot overwhelming as there is so much to learn & important information.
Review by: Member on March 23, 2014
clear, detailed ideas to work with that are practical for all to use in classroom and home
Review by: Member on March 23, 2014
Speakers working knowledge of topic; excellent examples; timeliness of topic
Review by: Member on March 14, 2014
practical examples
Review by: Member 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: Member on March 5, 2014
Excellent examples and worksheets.
Review by: Member on March 4, 2014
lots of practical idea, well presented
Review by: Member on February 17, 2014
Well organized, functional tools provided so that I can begin implementing strategies right away!!
Review by: Member on February 15, 2014
Knowledge, presentation and examples were excellent.
Review by: Member on February 8, 2014
WOW! The practical information, the visual organizers, and the super-long list of resources...
Review by: Member on February 8, 2014
The visual examples, organized presentation!
Review by: Member on February 7, 2014
Great material, lots of visuals, lots of examples
Review by: Member on February 2, 2014
The topic and the speaker!
Review by: Member on January 29, 2014
Excellent handouts and resources. Speaker's style and speech rate.
Review by: Member on January 29, 2014
practical scenarios to teach concepts
Review by: Member 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: Member on January 24, 2014
Well organized, easy to follow along with and SO MANY great strategies to put into use immediately!
Review by: Member 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: Member 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: Member on January 22, 2014
It was a great introduction to what we might see and how to treat EF difficulties.
Review by: Member on January 20, 2014
Sarah makes everything very logical and applicable to all ages.
Review by: Member on January 19, 2014
Practical info. the course materials provided give me practical tools I can use with my students tomorrow.
Review by: Member on December 31, 2013
Very hands on and practical
Review by: Member on December 30, 2013
Very practical examples that can be used immediately
Review by: Member on December 30, 2013
Lots of detail and practical suggestions
Review by: Member 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: Member on December 27, 2013
Fantastic specific examples of how to help students with executive functioning.
Review by: Member on December 27, 2013
Well organized
Review by: Member 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: Member on December 26, 2013
The visual and interactive examples; thorough, vivid and practical.
Review by: Member 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: Member on December 23, 2013
Fantastic information that can be easily applied
Review by: Member on December 23, 2013
This was so relevant, functional, well-organized, engaging, and helpful. Worth every minute!!
Review by: Member 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: Member on December 20, 2013
exact illustrations
Review by: Member on December 18, 2013
Use treatment strategies
Review by: Member on December 17, 2013
great info, clear explanations, helpful recommendations
Review by: Member on December 15, 2013
Great ideas and activities to use right away
Review by: Member 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: Member on December 14, 2013
Good ideas and explanations behind them.
Review by: Member on December 13, 2013
many examples to use right away. Felt a bit overwhelming with so much information in just one hour.
Review by: Member on December 11, 2013
practical solutions.
Review by: Member 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: Member on December 7, 2013
Great visuals and handouts for students, ideas and how to execute them
Review by: Member on December 5, 2013
content and pace and information
Review by: Member on December 5, 2013
I love the practical ideas! She explained the reason along with the application!
Review by: Member on December 5, 2013
This course was very organized and contained a number of practical therapy ideas.
Review by: Member on November 28, 2013
Excellent examples, clearly explained.
Review by: Member on November 27, 2013
Organized, effective strategies offered with explanations of why they work
Review by: Member on November 26, 2013
Great hand outs and ideas that I can use immediately.
Review by: Member on November 21, 2013
There were excellent techniques that I could use immediately in therapy.
Review by: Member on November 21, 2013
The materials shared in handouts to use in therapy
Review by: Member on November 20, 2013
the application of information was realistic and applicable
Review by: Member on November 16, 2013
Clearly presented examples
Review by: Member on November 13, 2013
I loved, loved, loved this course! Great way to help kids learn time management, organization and planning skills!
Review by: Member on November 11, 2013
By far the best course I have ever taken on speech pathology.com!
Review by: Member on November 11, 2013
Very good ideas presented with practical application.
Review by: Member on November 11, 2013
Fantastic, functional information!
Review by: Member on November 11, 2013
Great examples and very practical application.
Review by: Member on November 9, 2013
Practical and functional information
Review by: Member on November 8, 2013
good examples and good visuals
Review by: Member on November 7, 2013
Great practical ideas for intervention. I want to try them out now!
Review by: Member on November 6, 2013
very practical
Review by: Member on November 4, 2013
Clear and organized presentation with relevant, ready to use therapeutic strategies.
Review by: Member on November 2, 2013
Great Examples
Review by: Member on November 2, 2013
Numerous examples of treatment and great visual aids
Review by: Member on October 29, 2013
presenter provided excellent examples and practical uses, excellent presentation
Review by: Member on October 27, 2013
Excellent therapy ideas, presented in an organized manner.
Review by: Member on October 26, 2013
Provided very useful and practical strategies
Review by: Member on October 25, 2013
Practical strategies that I can implement ASAP
Review by: Member on October 25, 2013
Very practical and easily understood.
Review by: Member on October 24, 2013
great practical strategies. lots to think about and us in therapy
Review by: Member on October 24, 2013
good material, but too much info at once and over an hour
Review by: Member on October 22, 2013
Good explanations and visuals
Review by: Member on October 15, 2013
The examples were very pertinent and useful to use in therapy.
Review by: Member on October 14, 2013
clarity of information
Review by: Member on October 12, 2013
Info was very well organized. Taught step by step. Good examples. Great take-home materials.
Review by: Member on October 10, 2013
Very practical treatment strategies.
Review by: Member on October 9, 2013
Practical suggestions...and I really appreciate the pages in the handouts that can be used right away in treatment sessions. Thanks for sharing those!
Review by: Member on October 4, 2013
new info
Review by: Member on October 1, 2013
Well organized, great examples, good references,
Review by: Member on September 30, 2013
Practical and informative
Review by: Member on September 26, 2013
Presentation was clear and concise with good visuals. It was easy to follow the presentation.
Review by: Member on September 21, 2013
Clear manner of speaking, excellent power point slides!
Review by: Member on September 21, 2013
The content was engaging and very informative.

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Course Presenter

sarah ward

Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC-SLP

Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP is a licensed SLP in Massachusetts. She has over 14 years experience in diagnostic evaluations, treatment and case management of children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of developmental and acquired brain based learning difficulties and behavioral problems including: ADHD, ASD, LD and TBI. Her particular interest is in the assessment and treatment of executive function deficits. Sarah is the Past President of the Massachusetts Brain Injury Association and is a member of the Massachusetts Acquired Brain Injury Advisory Board. She holds a guest faculty appointment at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions where she provides instruction to graduate level students in assessment techniques, development of therapeutic objectives, and intervention strategies for individuals with traumatic brain injury. A popular speaker, Sarah regularly presents on the topic of executive functions to a variety of professional and parent organizations. In addition to working directly with students in her private practice, she has presented to and consulted with more than 200 public and private schools in Massachusetts and across the United States on how to implement executive function based strategies into the classroom setting.


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.

Please Note: The CEU exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

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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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