This workshop, based on training and text by Jill Fahy, CCC-SLP, is designed to explain Executive Function (EF) skills and the difficulties that can occur when development is delayed or when deficits are present as a result of language disorder and/or brain injury. Topics include the underlying cognitive foundation for and components of executive function, associated impairments, basic anatomy and physiology, normal development, the role of language as it mediates EF development and behaviors, formal and informal assessment options, intervention concepts, and treatment strategies that target specific areas of EF deficit.
Target Audience: This training is designed for SLPs who work in schools with students who are attempting to meet the CCSS in ELA. General and special education teachers, psychological examiners, supervisors, support staff, and any personnel who address language in coordination with SLPs may also benefit.
Session Materials: Session materials will be available online by the end of March (for participants to download and/or print prior to attending the session) via Shelly’s Communication Board (go to Announcements).
Participants may also want to bring a laptop, tablet, and/or smart phone.