Executive functioning is an important part of life for our students, but unfortunately, some of them really struggle with it.
Understanding what executive functioning really is and how to target it in speech therapy is a crucial step to helping them improve their impulse control and start achieving their goals.
In today’s episode of SLP Coffee Talk, I sat down with Tera Sumpter to learn all about executive functioning and how we can work together with other team members to help our students improve.
Tera Sumpter, M.A., CCC-SLP is the founder and Speech-Language Pathologist at Seeds of Learning, LLC where she specializes in executive functioning, literacy development, and other learning disabilities.
She is the developer of an integrated cognitive processing model for assessment and treatment. Tera is invited to present nationwide and internationally on her integrative learning model and executive functioning.
Tera is the author of The Seeds of Learning: A Cognitive Processing Model for Speech, Language, Literacy & Executive Functioning.
In This Episode You’ll Discover:
- The key to creating plans based on any behavior
- How to help your students with impulse control
- What executive functioning is
- How to best support your students’ executive functioning systems
- How to adapt to each student’s needs in therapy
- Methods for targeting executive functioning during group work
Tera is truly an expert in her field and I was so grateful she took the time to come on the podcast to discuss this important topic!
Students with executive functioning difficulties are often considered to have behavior issues or are mislabeled as lazy in the classroom, but the truth is much deeper than that. I hope this episode helps you understand that and gives you some guidance on how to help your students!
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