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Assessment of Executive Function Skills & IEP Goals by Sarah Ward

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1/12/17
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11:00 AM CDT – 12:00 PM CDT (Time Zone Sensitive)
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PRESENTED BY SARAH WARD, SLP, COGNITIVE CONNECTIONS***We are often asked : “This student scored average to above average on all standardized psychoeducational tests and yet on a day to day basis is really struggling to initiate tasks, turn in homework, manage his time and complete academic tasks. Are there other ways to assess students to more clearly capture and characterize their executive function challenges? What are examples of executive function based IEP goals?” *****Professionals will learn how to informally measure executive function skills when standardized measures do not capture the everyday executive function based challenges a student faces. I’ll introduce the Informal Executive Function Assessment, a tool to evaluate a student’s ability to visualize the future, to plan, to complete a multistep complex task and to experience and sense the passage of time. This informal assessment can be used to gain a greater understanding of how a student visualizes the future, uses nonverbal working memory for task execution, understands the passage of time, breaks down and plans the steps and the time to complete tasks. In turn, this assessment will provide relevant knowledge to individualize and align the specific treatment strategies and to develop IEP goals to meet the different needs of students. The assessment will give you a greater understanding of where to begin teaching the key executive function skills. Audio/video examples of students will be presented.
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Assessment of Executive Function Skills & IEP Goals by Sarah Ward