96: Let’s Create Those Execute Functioning Plans with Tera Sumpter

Let's Create Those Execute Functioning Plans with Tera Sumpter



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!

If you haven’t already, make sure that you sign up for the Speech Retreat before it’s too late! You’ll get renewed and refueled with tons of SLP inspiration at this virtual retreat that is like no other!.


Let's Create Those Execute Functioning Plans with Tera Sumpter


Joke of the Week:

Q: What did the quilt say to the bed?

A: I’ve got you covered. 


Resources Mentioned: 

Follow Tera on Instagram

Follow Tera on Facebook

Check out the Seeds of Learning Mighty Network

Check out The Seeds of Learning: A Cognitive Processing Model for Speech, Language, Literacy, and Executive Functioning

Let’s Prioritize Those Plans Boom Cards


Where We Can Connect: 

Listen on Your Favorite Podcast Platform

Follow to the Podcast

Follow Hallie on Instagram 

Follow Hallie on Facebook

Follow Hallie on Pinterest 


Follow & Review on Apple Podcasts

Are you following the podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to follow today so you don’t miss any future episodes! I already have so many amazing guests and topics lined up, I would hate for you to miss a single one!  Click here to follow on Apple Podcasts.

Could I ask a big favor? If you are loving the podcast, I would LOVE it if you would leave me a review on Apple Podcasts. I read each and every review.  Plus, you get to pay it forward because it will allow other teachers like you to find the podcast! Wondering how to leave a review? Click here to review, then select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review”.  So easy and so appreciated! 


Do you have a question you would like me to answer on the podcast?