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How to Teach Students to Efficiently Initiate, Transition, Plan and Manage their Tasks, Time Space and Materials (and keep their emotions in check)! ….Read more below

Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Full day, 0.6 CEUs for SLPs – (State Only)

Open To

Parents, Speech Language Pathologists, Special Educators, Teachers, Psychologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, and other Professionals


Registration $195 (Registration Closes September 14th)

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Lafayette, CA

Lafayette Veterans Memorial Center



Learn how to teach students to efficiently initiate, transition, plan and manage their tasks, time space and materials (and keep their emotions in check).

Learn hands-on practical strategies to improve Executive Function skills.  Whether you’ve seen her before, or this is all new, you’re sure to walk away with new ideas and strategies to help you better assist clients, students, or your own children.

This seminar is all about providing dozens of practical strategies that you can learn today and implement tomorrow! From task initiation and execution to time management, practice using strategies such as ‘Future Sketch’, ‘Get Ready, Do, Done’, ‘STOP and Read the Room’, and seeing and sensing the passage of time.

During these Workshops through demonstration and practice you will learn how to teach students the following executive control skills:

  • Awareness:  to “Tune in” to what is happening around them so they can understand how information, events, and their actions will impact their goals and objectives, both now and in the near future
  • Forethought: to predict the successful outcome of tasks and to know what a ‘stop spot’ looks like
  • To Wait: to control a reaction long enough to contemplate the outcomes of their choices
  • Planning Skills to estimate how long tasks will take, to be able to sense the passage of time and to know how to break down the steps for immediate tasks, nightly homework and long term projects
  • To Shift:  Fresh approaches to help students develop automaticity for class routines and fluidly transition from one mental mindset to another and to be able to stop doing one activity and then move on to and be prepared to start new tasks
  • To Pace: to speed up or slow down within a given time frame, to complete tasks within allotted time and to persist on tasks even if the tasks are difficult, boring or nonpreferred
  • Flexibility: to consider multiple possible solutions to problems, to see the “gray” in a situation and to avoid having black and white or rigid thinking
  • Speed of Information Processing: to help students quickly react to incoming information, understand it, and think about the information, formulate a response or plan, and then execute

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Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP has over 24 years of experience in diagnostic evaluations and treatment of executive dysfunction.  Ms. Ward holds a faculty appointment at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. 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 600 public and private schools in Massachusetts and across the United States.