As SLP’s, we work with students with many different diagnoses and needs educationally. It is important for us to understand those needs so we can best help them.
In this episode of SLP Coffee Talk, I sat down with Michael McLeod to discuss all things ADHD and executive functioning, as well as how we can help these students in our therapy practice.
Michael McLeod is a Speech-Language Pathologist and ADHD/Executive Function Specialist. He is the owner of GrowNOW Therapy in Philadelphia, PA, and the creator of the Internal Language Model for Executive Functions.
Michael has traveled internationally training parents and professionals about the ADHD-Language Connection!
Research on ADHD is ongoing and we continue to learn more about it all the time. As we get new information, we are seeing that ADHD has a lot to do with our wheelhouse: language.
In This Episode You’ll Discover:
- What ADHD is and how it affects students
- ADHD and the impact on self-talk
- Executive functioning and the ADHD brain
- How to work with other professionals to build students’ executive functioning skills
- How to work with parents on home executive functioning skills
- The three realms of executive functioning
Michael is truly the expert on all things ADHD and executive functioning. I hope you will be able to take the knowledge you learned on this podcast and incorporate it into practice in your therapy sessions.
If you want to get renewed and refueled with SLP inspiration, make sure you check out the virtual Speech Retreat! The day will cover everything from data collection, mixed therapy groups, handling tricky SLP situations, therapy ideas for older speech students, interactive and engaging therapy ideas and more!
Joke of the Week:
Q: What only starts to work after it’s fired?
A: A rocket.
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