Sarah Ward, MS, CCC-SLP
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
12:30PM – 3:00PM EST
- Live Webinar
- Recording (for paid participants only. Access expires one week following this live webinar)
2.5 contact hours
0.25 ASHA CEUs, 0.25 AOTA CEUs, 2.5 NBCOT PDUs, 2.5 CTLE credit hours, 2.5 CEUs for NY social workers
(This program is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs Intermediate Level, Professional area).
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SLPs, OTs, OTAs, social workers, special educators, educators, any professional working with children
Processing speed (PS) is how quickly we can perceive information, understand it, formulate, and execute a response. PS is not the same as intelligence. It is possible to be bright, yet process information slowly. 80% of students with executive function impairments show clinically significant discrepant weaknesses in processing speed. PS can limit productivity and EF skills to complete routines; follow instructions; finish homework; listen/read and take notes/summarize; integrate and encode information; write assignments that require complex thoughts; inhibit tangential thoughts and ignore distractions; transition between tasks; keep pace with the flow and process nuance in social conversations; acquire new material; reason under time demands and decide what to wear, eat, write about, etc. Slow PS can bog students down in the details and they can’t distinguish relevant from minor details and see the big picture. A student with PS challenges may be slow to retrieve ideas, or may even give a large number of disconnected ideas. This reduces the likelihood they can use their background knowledge to process incoming information to make connections to and predictions about a novel event.
Learn specific methodologies to improve processing speed to:
- Increase the automaticity with which students can attend to, interpret, and respond to language to follow directions,
complete tasks, and complete writing assignments.
- Anticipate and tolerate novel experiences
- Break down complex assignments
- Interpret figurative and abstract language
- Think flexibly for problem-solving
This program is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional area).
Disclosure Financial: Sarah Ward will receive a speaker’s honorarium from TheraMoves Services for the presentation. Sarah has intellectual property rights from her company Cognitive Connections, LLP for products discussed at the course. Ms. Ward has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
About the Instructor
Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP has over 23 years of experience in diagnostic evaluations, treatment and case management of children, adolescents and adults with language learning disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, executive dysfunction, Asperger’s disorders and social pragmatics.Read More
What Our Course Participants Say
The information that was provided was novel and instresting – Kayla
She gave a lot of practical tips to help those struggling with the issues discussed – Chaya, SLP
The presenter had excellent research information as well as practical techniques that can be implemented – S. S.
It provided a lot of useful strategies for assessing and providing interventions for processing speed (STOP tool, zooming in, Block and Box) – Elizabeth