Executive Functioning Conferences in March & April 2019


EVENING FOR PARENTS AND PROFESSIONALS Teach Children to Manage Their Time, Space and Materials (and keep their emotions in check)! Powerful Strategies to Help Your Child Develop Independent Executive Function Skills With SARAH WARD, MS CCC/SLP

MARCH 31, 2019


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Approved for OT's, OTA's & special educators 

2 CTLE credit hours


  Teach students to internally sense the sweep of time, 

Self-monitor in order to sustain concentration, manage pace and complete tasks in allocated time frames

Improve student’s motivation and task initiation

How to plan homework and long-term projects/papers 

Coach students to think in an organized way 

Encourage self-initiative to manage homework and personal belongings


NORTH WOODMERE (5-TOWNS) EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING TRAINING - 2 Conferences April 1 - foundation class and April 2 -MASTER CLASS (BROOKLYN) with SARAH WARD, SLP/CCC (see below)

Monday,  APRIL 1, 2019 - Executive Functioning Foundation conference


(APRIL 2, 2019 - MASTER CLASS: Advanced Implementation of Executive Function Interventions - first time given in NEW YORK in many years!!  - scroll down to see the next listing with more information about the Master class) 



  • First you will learn how to clearly define what the executive function skills are for the purpose of determining the most effective treatment interventions
  • Understand the development of the executive function skills and what is meant by the term “executive dysfunction”. 
  • You will learn dozens of functional, ready-to-use strategies for teaching students how to develop the executive function skills. 
  • Teach students to develop a “memory for the future”, to devise plans to achieve their goal, to use self talk, to self-initiate, to transition to the next task of higher priority and to control their impulses and emotions to successfully complete a task. 
  • Improve a student’s awareness skills so that he/she can “read a room” then “stop, think and create” an appropriate action plan and infer possible outcomes. 
  • Teach students to see and sense the passage of time, accurately estimate how long tasks will take, change or maintain their pace, and carry out routines and tasks within allotted time frames. 
  • Learn methods to improve a student’s ability to cognitively shift and to be flexible in processing and accessing information
  • Learn how to use the Get Ready * Do* Done Model to turn the core curriculum and lesson/treatment plans into powerful tools to teach students executive control skills
  • Fresh approaches to help students develop automaticity for class routines and transitions.

Parent/Professional Training 2 contact hours

1 day course 6 contact hours

both full day conferences 12 contact hours

Instructor: Sarah Ward, SLP, CCC

Executive Function Brochure - Learn it today, use it tomorrow! Foundational Course

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK Executive Functioning Training! Master Class: Advanced Implementation of Executive Function Intervention with Sarah R. Ward, MS CCC/SLP

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

LOCATION:  Agudah of Ave L, 2913 Avenue L, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11210 

PREREQUISITE - Any of Sarah's courses 

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

6 Contact hours for OT's, SLP's

6 CTLE hours awarded


This Master Class is for the professional who wants to learn more strategies and techniques, have advanced treatment examples, and become more knowledgeable of the scope and sequence to implement executive function strategies. This seminar will get you thinking in new ways about how to utilize the 360 Thinking Program interventions, will help you to understand where to start, what goals to set for your client, and give you the opportunity to make and practice implementing a Toolbox of Strategies for teaching executive function skills. We will address at an advanced level how to teach students to channel their motivation and go from Intention to Action by creating and carrying out plans and to sustain forethought for task planning across hourly and extended time horizons. Learn systematic ways to develop a student’s situational intelligence and self regulation to stop, observe and read a room, orient to  the expectation in a moment in time, decide a course of action  and then act within allotted time frames. Understand the relationship between speed of processing and executive function and learn practical strategies to improve written expression, abstract thinking/problem solving and figurative language skills.

Find out more - Master level Executive Function Training

Conferences in May, 5-Towns and Brooklyn, Evening one too!


NORTH WOODMERE, NY (5-TOWNS) - Empowering Children with Sensory Modulation Disorder: An Evidenced Based Approach to Enhancing Students Participation in the Classroom with Dr. Doreit S. Bialer, OTD, MA OTR, noted author

MONDAY, MAY 6, 2019

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

5.5 Contact hours for OT's, OTA's, PT's, PTA's 

5.5 CTLE credit hours awarded

Location: 410 Hungry Harbor Road, Valley Stream, NY, Long Island(5-Towns) 

10 minutes from central avenue


“ This workshop is a MUST  for the school – based therapist, who has limited space to work within, has limited funding and is determined to be an integral part of the school team “ 

The course will help provide an understanding of the child’s behavior and lack of participation in the school environment by considering not only psychological factors intrinsic to the child, but also the classroom activities that place demands on the child and the context in which these activities are implemented. 

This evidence-based course provides an array of “everyday tools” that work well within a clinical framework, A SECRET, and can be easily implemented into a child’s educational and family plan.

Find out more - Empowering Children with Sensory Modulation Disorder

NEW COURSE! Development of Typical Gait, Deviations & Treatment for the Child with Cerebral Palsy. Presented by Julie Hannan Perfect, PT, DPT, PCS and Claudia Kelp—Lenane, PT. Based on the work of their colleague of Mary Dollard Weck, PT

Location: 1914 Bay Avenue (off Avenue M and East 19th Street, 

vehicle entrance from Ocean Avenue)


DATES: Sunday - Tuesday

MAY 5, 2019 - MAY 7, 2019

Sunday May 5, 2019 option only is available 

Target Audience: PT's and PTA's


Approved for NY Accreditation 

Pending Approval NJ, PA

Sunday only option 8 CONTACT HOURS

3 days - 22 CONTACT HOURS

*Limited Space*


This is a 3-day course designed for physical therapists treating pediatric clients with standing and gait disorders. The course emphasizes a knowledge base of normal adult gait and the developmental stages of normal pediatric gait as a basis for treatment. The last day includes opportunities for ‘hands on’ practice to integrate the principles learned in the course.

The course examines body alignment, joint motion and muscle activation in adult gait. The same parameters are analyzed in the developmental progression from early weight bearing through cruising, early ambulation and the toddler gait. Observational and hands-on labs are included.

How commonly seen deviations in this progression affect the pattern and efficiency of gait will be discussed. The continuum of pathological gait development will be analyzed. Practical application to treatment techniques will be included in demonstration labs and short treatment sessions with pediatric clients.

The course utilizes a combination of lecture/discussion, observation, facilitation labs and treatment sessions.

Find out more - Development of Typical Gait, deviations and treatment for the child with CP

EVENING CONFERENCE IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - Maximizing Vision and Visual Processing Skills with Lindsey Biel, OTR/L author of Raising a Sensory Smart (TM) Child



7:00 pm  - 10:15 pm

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

3 Contact hours for OT's, OTA's, PT's, PTA's

3  CTLE hours awarded



1898 Bay Avenue

Corner of East 19th Street off Avenue M

BROOKLYN, NY (Q-Train Avenue M stop)

Municipal Parking off Avenue M and East 17th Street

Vision and visual processing are essential to the development of the

children we work with. This requires professionals to optimize vision (what the eyes see) and visual processing skills (how we use what we see). This 3-hour workshop will examine vision and visual processing, covering basic techniques for identifying visual processing problems in children, providing practical strategies for optimizing visual processing, and presenting fun therapeutic activities that build essential skills.

Strategies for seating, position, and environmental modifications that optimize visual processing will also be discussed.

Find out more - Maximizing vision and visual processing skills

BROOKLYN, NY - Nutrition and Integrative Health: Strategies to Improve the Foundation of Learning and Behavior for Better Classroom & Home Performance with Dr. Nicole Beurkens PhD, CNS Nutrition

Best selling author, psychologist, nutritionist and mom!


MAY 14, 2019

1580 Coney Island Avenue


6 contact hours, 6 NBCOT PDUs, .6 CEUs

Sample Topics will include:

  • How the health of brain and body are interconnected
  • Why so many more children have issues and challenges with brain development and function
  • Underlying physical and neurological factors in behavior and learning challenges
  • Building the foundation for a more resilient brain
  • The gut-brain and food-mood connection
  • Nutrient deficiencies that impact learning and behavior
  • Food-focused strategies to improve behavior and learning
  • How sleep impacts learning and behavior
  • Common sleep-related issues in children and teens
  • Strategies to support healthy sleep
  • How stress levels impact learning and behavior
  • Stress reduction and mindfulness strategies for school and therapy environments
  • Stress reduction strategies for home environments
  • How screen time/electronics exposure impacts learning and behavior
  • Strategies for managing screen time in school and therapy environments
  • Strategies for managing screen time in home environments

Find out more - Integrative Health: Strategies to improve foundation of learning and behavior for better classroom and home performance

BROOKLYN, NY - Learn to Play the NDT Way! Neuro Developmental Treatment with Nancy Marin OTR/L, C-NDT, IYT

Sunday & Monday

May 19 & 20, 2019

8:00 am - 4:00 pm


 1580 Coney Island Avenue, BROOKLYN, NY 



13 contact hours, 13 NBCOT PDUs, 1.3 CEUs 


  • Identify basic principles of Neuro-developmental Treatment and how it impacts upon functional outcomes
  • Identify basic components of “play skills” and the relation to development
  • Identify basic components of Integrative Yoga Therapy and it’s relation to NDT and functional outcomes.
  • Demonstrate postural facilitation to improve voice and phonation
  • Facilitate the utilization of postures/yoga poses to improve environmental awareness, motor planning and language
  • Optimize postural control through the use of therapeutic play and other modalities
  • Explore and understand the sensory systems and how they impact “play skills” in children with neuro-motor disorders

Find out more - Learn to Play the NDT way!

JAMAICA ESTATES, QUEENS - Using Balance, Bags and Balls as a Therapeutic Tool with Nikki Rosen, MA, OTR/L

Thursday, May 30, 2019

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location:  Jamaica Estate, QUEENS, New York  

38-40 minutes from Yonkers, NY

Each participant will be receiving, 

balls, bean bags and vision tools to use right away!


This course will explore the importance of coordinated movements, self-regulation and object manipulation for brain-body integration using movement/balance, sandbags and balls. These are used in childhood games and even into adult life with professional baseball, tennis, football, etc. Games are won based on skills, precision, balance, and timing, along with behavioral factors such as focus, cooperation, planning, and responding (feedforward and feedback).  Sensory processing principles related to vestibular, proprioceptive, auditory and visual processing will be integrated with popular programs - Bal-A-Vis-X® (balance, auditory, visual eXercises), Brain Gym® and Infinity® Concepts, yoga and reflex integration programs. These programs have had a great influence in my work with children and adults who have an array of physical and cognitive challenges in a variety of settings. 

Participants will leave this course with a bundle of activity ideas to use the next day at school, home or in treatment sessions with individuals or groups, from preschoolers to senior citizens. 

Find out more - Balance, Bags and Balls

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