Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Registration & Continental Breakfast begins at 8:30.


CPRI, Zarfas Hall 
600 Sanatorium Road
London, ON N6H 3W7

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Registration Fees

$55 Early Bird (register before March 25)
$65 Standard Rate (register after March 25)
$45 Group Rate (2+ participants)
$25 Student Rate (must register offline/provide copy of student ID)  Download the form here, return via email along with a copy of your student ID


Education & Learning Services, CPRI 
CPRI Education 
519-858-2774 x5552 

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The How and Why of Executive Functions: Impacts on Language and Learning

Presented by Lisa Archibald, PhD

Children’s verbal skills differ for many different reasons. Some may have a specific deficit in learning language rules and structures. For others, the differences in expression may result from underlying limitations in memory skills, or in the cognitive control and flexibility needed to plan and monitor communication. The purpose of this workshop will be to examine how limitations in working memory, and other executive functions impact language and learning generally. Assessment and intervention strategies related to executive functions will be discussed.

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to

  • describe executive functions and the cognitive processes that support them, as well as how these cognitive processes interact in supporting learning
  • apply understanding of executive functions, language, and learning in assessment and intervention for children with a wide range of challenges impacting cognitive and linguistic functioning.

Target Audience:  The workshop would be suitable for anyone working with children with language or cognitive deficits.

About Lisa Archibald:

Lisa Archibald worked as a clinical Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) for over 15 years providing services to children and adults, in schools, hospitals, and other facilities. Currently an Associate Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Western Ontario, Lisa studies links between memory and language processes in individuals with communication disorders. In particular, she is interested in working memory and language learning deficits in children. Recently, Lisa has focused on SLP-educator school-based collaborations, and has been part of an international team of researchers and stakeholders considering terminology and profile for children with an unexplained, persistent language disorder now known as developmental language disorder (DLD).