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[sta_anchor id=”top”]From Home to School and Back Again: Executive Function Skills Across the Day

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or professional you cannot afford to miss this dynamic, practical day of learning.  It is 95% practical strategies and 5% theory.  Leave the conference with actionable strategies to teach youth how to develop task initiation, transitions, forethought, time management, planning and self–awareness.

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Speaker: Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP

Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP, Co-Director of Cognitive Connections LLP. She has over 24 years of experience in diagnostic evaluations and treatment of executive dysfunction.  Sarah is an internationally recognized expert on executive function. She is an engaging speaker presenting 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 500 public and private schools in Massachusetts and across the United States on how to implement executive function based strategies in the classroom. To view Sara’s professional page click here.


[sta_anchor id=”Date”] Date: November 16, 2017
Time: 8:30 am-4:10 pm
Location: Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel , 12201 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305
Fee:  Credit card payments are subject to a small handling fee.
Early Registration: $150, After October 18, $180
Registration includes light continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack


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  • 8:00-8:30: Registration
  • 8:30-9:00: Executive Function (EF) Skills Defined, Executive Dysfunction
  • 9:00-9:45: Situational Awareness, Task Initiation and Transitions
  • 9:45-10:00: Break
  • 10:00- 11:30: Teaching Forethought and Planning Skills; the Get Ready * DO * Done model for classroom, homework and therapeutic interventions
  • 11:30-12:30: Lunch provided
  • 12:30 -2:15: Get Ready * DO * Done Model ( continued ); Treatment Strategies to Increase Time management 
  • 2:15-2:30: Break
  • 2:30 -4:00: Time Strategies  long term projects with emphasis on written expression projects, and Closing the Homework Circle
  • 4:00 -4:10: Question and Answers/Wrap Up

[sta_anchor id=”objectives”]Workshop objectives:

  1. Describe 360 Thinking Executive Function Model
  2. Identify relationship between motivation and executive control
  3. List strategies to help students create futuristic imagination
  4. Define tools to teach students situational awareness, self initiation and transitions
  5. Explain components of the Get Ready-Do-Done program to teach students visualize, sequence and plan multistep tasks
  6. Apply executive function skill interventions to help students meet written expression requirements

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Continuing Education has been applied for and is pending from: American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Continuing Education has been approved from: Minnesota Board of Social Work, Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy, Minnesota Board of Psychology

CEU’s will be offered for educators and nurses


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