Monday October 17, 2016 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Wilson Middle School 
22 Rutledge Road

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Sarah Ward: Executive Function Skills for Success in the Classroom 

What skills do students need to learn to be organized and successfully manage their own time and tasks in the classroom?

This workshop will provide practical, hands-on strategies to develop students' executive function skills for success in school. The term 'Executive Function' is used to describe the skill set required for setting goals, carrying out organized steps and modifying a plan to complete a task successfully, all of which are vital for academic and social success in elementary and middle school classrooms.

Come learn how to use strategies to:

  • Increase situational intelligence and teach students how to STOP and read the room and effectively transition between tasks
  • Improve a student’s ability to calculate the time needed to complete tasks and self-monitor the passage of hourly and daily time
  • Teach students how to break down complex tasks and assignments and then plan for, organize, and initiate tasks
  • Teach students how to organize work space and personal belongings so they can create and use strategies to track and organize their materials.


This event is sponsored by the Natick SEPAC, with support from SPARK Kindness and the Natick Public Schools.


About Our Speaker

Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP and Co-Director has over 20 years experience in diagnostic evaluations, treatment and case management of children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of developmental and acquired brain based learning difficulties and behavioral problems. 

Her particular interest is in the assessment and treatment of executive function deficits. Sarah is dedicated to developing innovative treatment strategies and educating the community to understand, care for and celebrate the learning and behavioral based differences in individuals with brain based learning differences. A popular speaker, Sarah regularly presents locally, nationally and internationally on the topic of executive functions to a variety of professional and parent organizations, school and lay groups.