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Course # 5503
Executive Function Skills: Practical Treatment Ideas, Part 2

Monday, August 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm EDT

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

Course Abstract

In this course learn many practical tools to teach students to know how to visualize future events to develop prospective memory and then mediate current actions. Teach students techniques to wait and control a reaction long enough to contemplate the outcomes of their choices. Learn a set of tools for teaching the higher order thinking skills so students can think in an organized way to improve their speed of processing, to manage/retrieve information, and to complete tasks. To increase productivity, help students understand how to process organizational systems for private and shared spaces and to keep track of materials. Teach students planning skills: To estimate time and sense the passage of time, to break down the steps of nightly homework and long term projects, 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 how nonverbal working memory, verbal working memory and conditional reasoning create a framework for task execution as it pertains to developing treatment strategies.
  • After this course, participants will be able to explain how the identification of features in space, time and information are key to developing the cognitive skill of shift and speed of information/linguistic processing and provide at least 3 ideas for providing related treatment.
  • After this course, participants will be able to explain how self management of time, space and information 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 Nonverbal and Verbal Working Memory and Conditional Reasoning as it pertains to the Executive Control Skills
15-40 Minutes Treatment techniques to increase self regulation, speed of information processing and cognitive shift
40-55 Minutes Treatment techniques to increase self management of time, tasks, space and materials
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Average Rating

(53 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 29 most recent comments out of 53 reviews

Review by: Dava on August 31, 2012
Practical application approach.
Review by: Susan on August 30, 2012
I really like the therapy ideas presented and I hadnd't thought about making a mental picture of the end product. I always though of processing information with words, not pictures. This has to be a right brain-left brain cooperation skill. I will have my students draw more pictures for their goals.
Review by: Jasmine on August 29, 2012
Content was clear, explained well, and practical.
Review by: Megan on August 29, 2012
Very practical information was provided.
Review by: Elyse on August 28, 2012
Practical and organized information. Great examples. Good presentation style.
Review by: Anne on August 28, 2012
This seminar outlines various ways of supporting executive control skills for children and adolescents in a school setting. Each concept was explained with good, concrete examples. Also, many therapeutic interventions for supporting executive function skills (namely prospective and working memory, self-monitoring, self-regulation, thought organization and speed of processing) were outlined. Good suggestions for collaboration with classroom teachers were proposed.
Review by: amy on August 28, 2012
innovative, clinically relevant, and well put together
Review by: Stephanie on August 27, 2012
I enjoyed the organization and easy to follow examples. I will use this information in my practice tomorrow.
Review by: Rae on August 27, 2012
New theoretical framework and interesting strategies, all thematically related
Review by: Jeffrey on August 27, 2012
She was knowledgable and the course content was excellent. Excellent power point as well.
Review by: Rhoda on August 27, 2012
The Handout
Review by: Bonnie L on August 27, 2012
practical strategies were included
Review by: Emiley on August 27, 2012
Using actual examples of various students problems helped to make the information more understandable and applicable.
Review by: Catherine on August 27, 2012
So practical. Real-life skills and easy to follow treatment!
Review by: Anna on August 27, 2012
I learned a great deal about what to do in therapy and how to be helpful as a team member in a school setting. Great slides too!
Review by: Suzanne on August 27, 2012
The organizational strategies for executive function were presented in a variety of modalities and with clinical examples.
Review by: Tsgoyna on August 27, 2012
Review by: Cynthia on August 27, 2012
The presenter was very articulate and communicated her information well. The course is helpful to me in my practice.
Review by: Pamela on August 27, 2012
Well organized; good, useful information
Review by: Catlin on August 27, 2012
Good visuals and fast paced, practical suggestions easy to implement
Review by: Karen on August 27, 2012
This course presented useful tools and strategies that can apply to many different ages and types of students/clients. Specific examples were given about creating appropriate materials and teaching strategies.
Review by: Janet on August 27, 2012
Sarah Ward is an excellent speaker. She was easy to understand and provided clear steps and examples.
Review by: Jennifer on August 27, 2012
Her wonderful, specific examples of classroom suggestions.
Review by: Elyse on August 27, 2012
Speaker was articulate and well-organized.
Review by: Sandra on August 27, 2012
I loved this class it gave so many usefull strategies to apply to my own children and a greater understanding of why its difficult for them to complete a task. Awesome, I want everyone to take this with kids or SLP.
Review by: Farah on August 27, 2012
good examples
Review by: Maria on August 27, 2012
functional application, examples of strategies and applicable students
Review by: Donna on August 27, 2012
Great, practical tools & written/visual examples in the professor's notes for applying the information learned.
Review by: KATHERINE on August 27, 2012
examples given

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

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

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

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

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