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Learn It Today – Use It Tomorrow! Strategies For Developing Executive Function Skills In Children & Adolescents

Guest Speaker: Sarah Ward, MS, CCC – SLP

Date: Sunday, April 18th, 2021

For: Parents, Special Educators, Teachers, School Support Staff, Psychologists, Speech Language Pathologists, Social Workers & Other Professionals.

Speaker: Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP has over 25 years of experience in diagnostic evaluations, treatment and case management of children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of developmental and brain based learning disabilities and behavioral problems including attention deficit disorder, verbal and non-verbal learning disabilities and mild ASD. Her particular interest 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.

A popular speaker, Sarah is an internationally recognized expert on executive function and presents seminars and workshops on the programs and strategies she has developed with her Co-Director Kristen Jacobsen. Their 360 Thinking Executive Function Program received the Innovative Promising Practices Award from the National Organization CHADD. She has presented to and consulted with over 1200 public and private schools in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Topics Covered During the Day: New view of Executive Function Skills, Improving Self-Regulation, Following Routines, Initiating Tasks, Making Transitions, Decreasing Prompts, Time and Task Management, The Get Ready *Do* Done Model, Closing the Homework Circle and Long Term Project Management.

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