TRANSDISCIPLINARY

WORKSHOPS INC.

Transdisciplinary Workshops, Inc.

PO Box 356

Yarmouth, Maine, 04096

 

Quality continuing education since 1995

When:

With:

Where:

Sarah Ward, MS CCC-SLP

Harraseeket Inn

Freeport, Maine

Advanced Knowledge Seminar: Putting it into Practice!

March 17, 2017

  • Program Description

    This advanced knowledge day course is for the professional who wants to learn more strategies and techniques, have advanced treatment examples, and become more knowledgeable of the scope and sequence to implement executive function strategies.

     

    Emphasis will also be placed on Cognitive Connection’s Informal Executive Function Assessment, a tool to evaluate a student's ability to visualize the future, to plan, to complete a multistep complex task and to experience and sense the passage of time. This informal assessment, which is only available at this conference, can be used to gain a greater understanding of how a student visualizes the future, breaks down and plans the steps and the time to complete tasks

     

    Note: For the maximum learning experience, learners attending should have the basic understanding of executive function skills. This course does NOT teach executive function fundamentals. While having attended a prior lecture by Sarah Ward or Kristen Jacobsen is highly recommended it is not required to attend Day 2.

  • Objectives

    You will learn:

    • advanced implementation of the Get Ready *Do*Done Model including advanced planning, generalization, differentiating when, how and for whom to implement the process, and increased use to mental visual imagery skills

    • advanced time concepts including calculating the temporal window, creating time markers, identifying and managing  time robbers, and planning homework involving projects and long term assignments

    • how to organize the classroom and home/work spaces to promote independent executive function skills with less supervision and fewer prompts

    • how to collaboratively support students through the school day and at home

     

  • Speaker Bio

    Sarah Ward has over 15 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 not limited to but including:• Attention Deficit Disorder• Verbal Learning Disabilities• Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities• Asperger Syndrome• Other Social-Cognitive Learning Disabilities• Traumatic Brain Injury• Acquired Brain Injury
    Her particular interest is in the assessment and treatment of executive function deficits.

    Sarah also provides consultation and expert witness testimony regarding the symptoms and functional presentation of deficits associated with brain based learning disabilities and the appropriateness of academic placement and treatment programs.

    She became a specialist in the assessment and rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury with an emphasis on the treatment of executive functions. She subsequently began to train graduate students in speech and language pathology, medical and special education professionals on the symptoms and treatment methods to improve the language, cognitive, executive function and social skills of brain based disorders.

    Sarah is a Past President of the Massachusetts Brain Injury Association,  member of the Massachusetts Acquired Brain Injury Advisory Board and the National Institutes of Health Model  Systems Traumatic Brain Injury Grant Advisory Board and is a member of the American Speech and Language Hearing Association.  She holds a faculty appointment at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions where she provides instruction to graduate level students in the assessment techniques, development of therapeutic objectives, and intervention strategies for individuals with traumatic brain injury.

    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.  She has presented to and consulted with over 350 public and private schools in Massachusetts and across the United States.

    Awards Received:
    • Recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute
    of Health Professions, May, 2005.
    • Recipient of the Faculty in Excellence Award from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute
    of Health Professions, May, 2002 and 2011
    • Recipient of the Partners in Excellence Award from the Massachusetts General Hospital ,
    December, 1998
    • Recipient of the Stephanie Macaluso Expertise in Clinical Practice Award for the Massachusetts
    General Hospital , June 1998.

  • Workshop Details

    Date: March 17, 2016

    Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Location: Harraseeket Inn

    162 Main Street, Freeport, Maine, 04032

    207-865-9377

    Tuition: $195

    Intended Audience: Special Educators, Teachers, SLP's, Psychologists, Social Workers, Parents and Private Practice Clinicians/Therapists.

    Luncheon: Lunch and continental breakfast are provided as part of your registration fee.

    Audience Capacity: 175

    Additional Information: N/A

     

  • Registration Information

    Group Rates:

    • Contact us prior to registering for groups of 5 or more

     

    Purchase Orders:

    • Use the online registration form first for the participants you are registering for

    • Please e-mail or mail purchase order

    • All purchase orders include a $15 processing fee per invoice

    • Invoices not paid by 30 after the workshop date, will be subject to an additional $25 fee/person

    • Make sure to include an email address for the accounting department so that we can invoice you efficiently

     

    Confirmation:

    • Your registration is complete once you receive an e-mail from Transdisciplinary Workshops with your confirmation of payment

    • You will receive an e-mail with detailed information one week prior to the workshop.  Please be sure to give us the email you check most frequently.

    For additional information about registration, contact us at john@transdis.com

  • CEU Information

    Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:

    Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit programs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists receive 6.0 hours of continuing education credit upon completing this program.

    Social Workers: CES, provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB approval period: 10/15/15 through 10/15/18. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers completing in this course will receive 6.0 clinical continuing education clock hours.

    Licensed Professional Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to grant continuing education credit for LPCs in the following states: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. LPCs completing the program will receive 6.0 continuing education hours of credit.

    Nurses: As an American Psychological Association approved provider Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 6.0 CE hours of credit.

     

    Speech and Language Pathologists: We are in the process of applying for ASHA certification.  Until the approval is fine we have been advised to give SLPs and Audiologists a "Verification of Attendance" form.

     

     

  • Cancellation Policy

    If you need to cancel your registration prior to the event, you will receive a credit towards any future workshop with us within 5 years.

    We must receive cancellation notice, credit will not be given if you do not cancel prior to the event.

     

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Transdisciplinary Workshops, Inc.

PO Box 356

Yarmouth, Maine, 04096