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Sarah Ward

M.S., CCC/SLP, Co-Director of EFPractice.com

Topic: A New View of Executive Function and Practical Strategies to Develop Independence

What You Will Learn:

  1. What is the key aspect of executive function skills that impacts the development of independence?
  2. What type of IQ is the greatest predictor of strong EF skills?
  3. How can we truly help students go from intention to action?
  4. How can we help students truly see and sense the passage of time and complete work in allocated time frames?

Bio: Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP, Speech and Language Pathologist and Co-Director of Cognitive Connections has over 25 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 not limited to but including:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Verbal Learning Disabilities 
  • Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Other Social-Cognitive Learning Disabilities
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Acquired Brain Injury

Her particular interest is in the assessment and treatment of executive function deficits. Sarah also provides consultation and expert witness testimony regarding the symptoms and functional presentation of deficits associated with brain based learning disabilities and the appropriateness of academic placement and treatment programs.

Sarah is a Past President of the Massachusetts Brain Injury Association, member of the Massachusetts Acquired Brain Injury Advisory Board and the National Institutes of Health Model Systems Traumatic Brain Injury Grant Advisory Board and is a member of the American Speech and Language Hearing Association. She holds a faculty appointment at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions where she provides instruction to graduate level students.

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, M.S., CCC/SLP. 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 1,400 public and private schools and organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, South Africa, and Asia.

Kristen Jacobsen

M.S., CCC/SLP, Co-Director of EFPractice.com

Check out their website here for lots of free articles and resources and products specifically designed to develop independent executive function skills in students including academic planners, apps, clocks, planning tools and classroom materials!

To learn more about the 360 Thinking Curriculum check out this article!

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Website: https://efpractice.com/

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