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Executive Function and Other Cognitive Considerations for Speech and Language Treatment of Middle and High School Students

# e130   Executive Function and Other Cognitive Considerations for Speech and Language Treatment of Middle and High School Students

by Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP

0.2 CEUs

$ 39.00

Executive Functions (EFs) and other aspects of Cognitive Control mature well into adulthood. Adolescents are, in many ways, just beginning this journey. This practical course reviews the research on maturation of these aspects of cognition in typical middle and high school age students and those with EF difficulties. EFs reviewed include: attention, theory of mind, working memory, decision making, emotional regulation and goal setting. How these impact classroom performance is specifically addressed. The course then presents approaches that SLPs can use to help middle and high school age students compensate for EF difficulties in the classroom. Finally, pharmacological interventions as well as evidence-based methodologies for building executive function skills are reviewed. Offered for 0.20 ASHA CEUs – 2.0 contact hours.

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

Course Format: Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.

At e-course conclusion, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the neurophysiology of dorsolateral prefrontal lobe functions including attention, working memory, decision making and goal setting.
  2. Describe the neurophysiology of theory of mind and its impact on social maturation.
  3. Apply the maturational data on pre-frontal lobe to evaluation of middle school (MS) and high school (HS) students with EF disorders.
  4. Describe the ways EFs impact classroom performance.
  5. Apply information about EFs that involve cognition to develop strategies for MS and HS age students.
  6. Apply information about EFs that involve completing assignments to develop strategies for MS and HS age students.
  7. Apply the Four Quadrant Model to decrease student reliance on adults to manage behavior and classroom tasks.
  8. Develop supports for students who are unable to achieve independence in EF components of school achievement.
  9. Utilize a backwards design to enhance goal achievement among adolescents and young adults with EF disorders.


A score of 80% or better must be received on the post test in order 
to receive a certificate of completion.

Martha S. Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a renowned author and clinician specializing in language and brain development. Dr. Burns is an ASHA Fellow, serves on the faculty of Northwestern University in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and has been a consultant to Chicago area school districts for over 30 years. She has authored three books, a test, and over 100 book chapters and articles on language and brain development, language disorders, and interventions for autism, auditory processing disorders and language disorders.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Martha Burns is the author of online CEU courses sponsored by Northern Speech; receives royalty payments.

Financial — Martha Burns is a paid consultant for Scientific Learning Corporation.

Nonfinancial — Martha Burns has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose. 


Intended Audience

  • SLP

This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Offered for 2 CEEs. Northern Speech Services’ continuing education activities are eligible for Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) Continuing Education Equivalents (CEEs) in speech-language pathology. An activity’s eligibility for CEEs does not imply SAC’s endorsement of its content or any associated products or procedures.

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.

Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.

ASHA CE Registry:  During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

ASHA CEUS: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.
  • Florida: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. Provider #SPA-026.  
  • New Jersey: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the New Jersey Department of Education.  Provider #1654.
  • Peer Reviewed: This course was peer reviewed and registered with ASHA on 08/31/2015.

  • Course Completion Timeframe: You have unlimited time to complete this online course. You may log off and log on as you wish in order to complete all sections of this course.

  • Content Access: Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the E-Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.

  • Certificate of Completion: On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs).

  • ASHA CE Registry Submission: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

  • Purchase Orders: Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.

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More Offerings by: Martha Burns

Ecourses

  E-Course # Course Title & Author CEUs Price  
e04 Factors That Influence Speech Acquisition: Treatment Planning
Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP
0.2 $39.00
e05 Training Auditory Processing In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders And Other Developmental Disabilities
Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP
0.2 $31.00
e85 Training Language and Cognition in Children with ASD and Other Developmental Disorders
Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP
0.15 $27.00
e89 The 3 C's of Neuroscience: Clinical Applications
Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP
0.15 $34.00
e88 Neurology and Neuroscience: Review and Update For Your Clinical Practice
Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP
0.1 $24.00
e66 Therapeutic Management of Persons with Right Hemisphere Stroke
Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP
0.15 $34.00
e67 Cognitive Intervention With Adults: Understanding the Neuroscience and Treating Attentional and Memory Disturbances in Progressive Memory Disorders and After Brain Injury
Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP
0.15 $34.00
e118 Auditory Processing Disorders, Dyslexia and Apraxia: Assessments and Evidence-Based Interventions
Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP
0.2 $39.00

"All of the suggestions for helping students develop executive function skills will be helpful." - S.K., 8/30/2016

"Well-organized presentation. I really appreciated the section on neurology." - A.B., 8/29/2016

"I liked the blend of research and application. The specific strategies to incorporate the thinking and doing aspects of executive functions were most useful." - B.B., 8/10/2016

"Very well organized with a good flow. Liked having strategies I can walk away with. Was happy to have ideas for therapy sessions as well as ideas for collaborating in the classroom. The intervention strategies and emotional regulation discussions were most beneficial." - L.M., 7/20/2016

"I liked the ideas for organizing for reading and writing." - J.P., 7/15/2016

"Excellent review of neuroscience. The emphasis on meta-cognition throughout therapy, but broken down into functional strategies will be very helpful." - L.M., 7/12/2016

"It was an excellent course and very helpful." - A.H., 7/8/2016

"I appreciate that this course focused on middle and high schoolers and contained practical strategies." - J.K., 7/6/2016

"I am glad specific, usable information was provided - especially with writing activities." - J.K., 7/1/2016

"The tasks designed to help students with working memory and goals as well as the classroom interventions were really useful. I liked the overview of executive functions and the focus on adolescent problems." - R.V., 6/27/2016

"The topic was very appropriate and I have not found many continuing education classes on executive function and children with ADHD or Autism spectrum. The description of the four quadrant model was incredibly beneficial. I think this will be very helpful in designing a treatment program. I thought the examples given were also very helpful." - T.M.L., 6/5/2016

"The slides were interesting, easy to understand, and provided information that was clearly evidence-based." - K.R., 5/15/2016

"The information about prefrontal cortex was really helpful. I liked the explanation of specific therapy ideas." - L.G., 5/12/2016

"I really appreciated the discussion on organization and graphic organizers." - B.M., 5/4/2016

"I liked the neuroscience information and practical activities." - S.B., 3/24/2016

"I appreciate that this course helped me to understand executive functioning disorders & what to look for as well as the review of frontal lobe / prefrontal lobe. However, I expected more ideas to target specific deficits through therapy." - D.G., 3/20/2016

"The discussion on organizers was helplful. I liked the visuals." - A.C.B., 2/24/2016

"I appreciated the discussions re: predicting outcomes and evaluating risks doing working memory tasks backward goal design. I liked the four quadrant model." - M.M., 2/8/2016

"Great refresher on brain and the overview of executive function. I liked the specific tasks to try focusing on different academic areas." - K.H., 2/5/2016

"The developmental aspects of executive function were most beneficial. I liked the discussion of theory of mind." - L.M., 2/3/2016

"I found the strategies to use in treatment to target increasing working memory and attention very helpful. I liked that lots of resources and information were provided - very practical." - R.W., 2/3/2016

"I enjoyed the practice of graphic organization being implemented in the therapy. I liked that the course was filled with many real life information to incorporate into my practice." - A.B., 1/25/2016

"I'm new to the middle school level so learning strategies such as COPS and backwards goal setting were interesting to me." - P.T.M., 1/24/2016

"The Aspergers components were most helpful to me." - K.F., 1/19/2016

"I found the graphic organizers, working on TOM beneficial." - K.G., 1/17/2016

"The strategies for classroom interventions were really helpful." - K.M., 1/13/2016

"Like all of it! In general, the course, information, handout, duration and test exceeded my expectations. It is very motivating, engaging and favorable to us professionals who are already working in this field." - S.D.L.B., 1/7/2016

"Nice review of brain functions and overview of theory of mind." - J.D., 1/4/2016

"Benefitted from the examples and detailed descriptions of strategies." - K.H., 1/3/2016

 

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