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PD OPPORTUNITY for Related Services Providers: Processing Speed and Executive Function with Sarah Ward – Live

April 7, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm MST


The ADE/ESS Assistive Technology (AT) team is pleased to announce the next in our Related Service Providers Seminar Series: Processing Speed and Executive Function with Sarah Ward, CCC-SLP. This course is intended for Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and School Psychologists.

Date:             Friday, April 7, 2023

Time:             8:00 am–4:30 pm

Fee:                $120.00  (Breakfast and lunch included)

Location:      Desert Willow Conference Center

4340 East Cotton Center Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85040

Processing Speed and Executive Function 

In this practical strategies seminar, you will learn dozens of techniques for supporting students in developing independent executive function skills and increasing processing speed. Executive function (EF) challenges, slow processing speed, and behavior deficits often go hand-in-hand. EF skills are the core cognitive skills involved in planning and self-directing toward the successful completion of academic and other goals. EF skills point our attention to where we need to go, keep the action plan in mind within working memory, block distractions, filter out extraneous information, and help us to resist temptations and to exhibit goal-driven self-control.

Processing speed difficulties can limit productivity and executive function skills to complete routines, follow instructions, finish homework, listen/read and take notes/summarize, integrate and encode information, write assignments that require complex thought, transition between tasks, acquire new material, and reason under time demands. Slow processing speed can bog students down in the details, and they cannot distinguish relevant from minor details and see the big picture. Learn practical ways to help students to develop independent EF skills and to improve their processing speed to increase the automaticity with which they can follow routines and directions, complete tasks, and manage complex assignments.

About Our Speaker:

Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP has over 25 years of experience in the treatment of executive dysfunction. Sarah is an internationally recognized expert on executive function and presents seminars on the programs and strategies she has developed with her co-director, Kristen Jacobsen. She has presented to over 1,600 public and private schools and organizations worldwide.

Register for Processing Speed and Executive Function 

For questions regarding this training email our AT inbox.


April 7, 2023
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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