Learn It Today, Use It Tomorrow
Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC-SLP
October 4, 2017
Indiana Resource Center for Autism
In Collaboration with MSD of Lawrence Township
This is a practical strategies seminar! First you will learn how to clearly define what the executive function skills are for the purpose of determining the most effective treatment interventions. Understand the development of the executive function skills and what is meant by the term “executive dysfunction.” You will learn dozens of functional, ready-to-use strategies for teaching students how to develop the executive function skills. Teach students to develop a “memory for the future”, to devise plans to achieve their goal, to use self talk, to self-initiate, to transition to the next task of higher priority, and to control their impulses and emotions to successfully complete a task. Improve a student’s awareness skills so that he/she can “read a room” then “stop, think and create” an appropriate action plan and infer possible outcomes. Teach students to see and sense the passage of time, accurately estimate how long tasks will take, change or maintain their pace, and carry out routines and tasks within allotted time frames. Learn methods to improve a student’s ability to cognitively shift, and to be flexible in processing and accessing information. Support students in closing the homework circle: new techniques for teaching students to record, bring home, complete and return assignments in a timely manner. Learn how to use the Get Ready * Do*Done Model to turn the core curriculum and lesson/treatment plans into powerful tools to teach students executive control skills. Fresh approaches to help students develop automaticity for class routines and transitions.
After completing this program, you will be able to:
• State the functional working definition of what is meant by the term “executive function skills” as it pertains to therapeutic interventions;
• Define how situational awareness, self talk, forethought and episodic memory are the foundational skills for successful task execution;
• Develop an intervention program to foster a student’s ability to form more independent executive function skills by describing therapeutic activities to improve:
o Situational awareness and forethought
o Task planning, task initiation and transition within and between tasks
o Active self-management of the factors related to the passage of time
o Internal self-talk for initiating tasks
o Organized thinking and speed of processing
o Student management of materials
• Describe at least four systematic methods that can be used in the classroom in conjunction with the core curriculum to enhance self-regulation, information processing and task completion; and
• State four strategies students can use to improve their ability to record homework, bring home assignments, create a homework space, complete and turn in assignments and know the process of how to study.
Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC-SLP has over 23 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. Sarah presents nationally and internationally on the topic of executive functions to a variety of professional and parent organizations, school and lay groups.
Dates & Location
- Date: October 4, 2017
- Hosted by and Location:
MSD of Lawrence Township
6501 Sunnyside Road, Indianapolis, IN 46236
Cost and Details of Workshop Day
The registration fee for this workshop is $150.00.
The workshop is scheduled from 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. (local time) with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Who Should Attend
Speech and language pathologists, special educators, classroom teachers and other professionals who work with children and adolescents in schools, private practice, rehabilitation programs and family members.
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Certificates of Attendance
Certificates of Attendance for 5.5 instructional hours will be available for free and can be used for:
- Professional Growth Plan points.
- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency Continuing Education credits for speech language pathologists, occupational therapists and occupational therapist assistants licensing requirements.
- Category I Continuing Education for Social Worker, Clinical Social Worker, Addiction Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, and Clinical Addiction Counselors licensing requirements.
- This course is offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area)
- Free BACB Type II Continuing Education units are also available. There will be a sign-in and sign-out form to verify attendance. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Cathy Pratt, BCBA-D at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Register
The registration fee for this workshop is $150.00. All registrations are processed online by Indiana University (IU) Conferences. You may pay with a credit card or purchase order.
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Registration link: http://go.iu.edu/1AuQ
All registrations are final. No money will be refunded.
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