This course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEU (Intermediate level; Professional area)

From School and Home Again:Executive Function Skills Across the Day               by Sara Ward, MS, CCC/SLP



Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP, Co-Director of Cognitive Connections LLP.


Sarah is an internationally recognized expert on executive function.  She is an engaging speaker presenting seminars and workshops on the programs and strategies she has developed with her Co-Director Kristen Jacobsen. Their 360 Thinking Executive Function Program received the Innovative Promising Practices Award from the National Organization CHADD. She has presented to and consulted with over 500 public and private on how to implement executive function based strategies in the classroom.

Relevant Financial Relationships: Sara Ward is owner of Cognitive Connections, LLP and all intellectual properties connected to it.  She is personally receiving a speaker fee for the presentation.

Relevant Non-Financial Relationships:  Sara Ward does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.



Continuing Education for this conference  has been approved for the following: 

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Minnesota Board of Social Work
  • Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
  • Minnesota Board of Psychology

CEU's for nurses and educators will be available. 


Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:10 PM CST,  Light continental breakfast and lunch included
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Sheraton Minneapolis West (952-593-0000) 
12201 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305

For a discount rate of $99 a night, click here or call 952-593-0000 and ask for the Sara Ward Block by October 27, 2017

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Judy Bandy 
ADHD Life Tools, LLC 

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or professional you cannot afford to miss this dynamic, practical day of learning.  

Core executive funtion strategies will be applied to expectations of elementray students through high school. 

 It is 95% practical strategies and 5% theory.

Leave the conference with actionable strategies to teach youth how to develop task initiation, transitions, forethought, time management, planning multi-step assignments,  and self–awareness.

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TARGET AUDIENCE:  Educators, Speech and Language Therapists,  Learning Specialists, Psychologists,  Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, Social Workers, Tutors, Parents,  ADHD Coaches


  • Executive Function (EF) Skills Defined, Executive Dysfunction
  • Situational Awareness, Task Initiation and Transitions
  • Teaching Forethought and Planning Skills
  • The Get Ready * DO * Done model for classroom, homework and therapeutic interventions
  • Treatment Strategies to Increase Time management 
  • Long  term projects strategies, with emphasis on written expression projects
  • Closing the Homework Circle


  1. Describe 360 Thinking Executive Function Model
  2. Identify relationship between motivation and executive control
  3. List strategies to help students create futuristic imagination
  4. Define tools to teach students situational awareness, self initiation and transitions
  5. Explain components of the Get Ready-Do-Done program to teach students visualize, sequence and plan multistep tasks


Early Registration Fee: $150 by  10/18/17
Late Registration Fee: $180 after 10/18/17

Fee includes light continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack

(small handling fee added for online registrations)



This course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEU (Intermediate level; Professional area)