Do you know that there are brilliant adults out in the workforce who actually pay assistants to help with daily activities that involve executive function? These people pay others to help them select what to wear, get them meals, help with personal hygiene, arrange for transportation and get them to work on time. The “employer” in these cases have only one basic job and that is to totally focus on the brilliant work they are doing because they actually would have great difficulty planning for all of these other seemingly simple, mundane daily activities. Some of these individuals are on the autism spectrum for example.
Sounds like I’m talking about CEOs of major corporations right? Well this could describe those folks who can afford to pay someone for these services, but the people I’m referring to could not function in the world without someone helping out with tasks that require good executive function skills.
In reality there aren’t many people with special needs who can afford to pay others to help with tasks that require planning and follow through. The best we can offer is training in this area which includes ideas for visual supports to help with the gaps our students have with things that require good executive function skills. You know how I LOVE visuals and I think you’re going to LOVE this too!!!
Today and for the next couple of weeks, I am sharing some things that my friend, Kristi Lofland, learned at a conference on Executive Function presented by Sarah Ward, SLP.
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I am so excited to share with you the information from my next conference! I will be presenting See it, Learn it, Do it! Practical Visuals, Strategies, Curriculum, Social Emotional Tools You Can’t Live Without! Sponsored by C.O.P.E.S.D in Traverse City, MI
I will be presenting on Friday, October 7, 2016 at the Hagerty Conference Center, 8:30-3:30.
You can register on Coursewhere at copesd.org
The cost is $100.00
For more information you may call 231-238-9394 ext 201
I will be presenting the following:
- Communication/Vocabulary Strategies/Materials
- Curriculum Highlights for SRA Language for Learning and the STAR Program
- Visual Supports for IAs, Medical Issues, Students Communication/Behavior
- Maximal Pairs Articulation Strategy for students with significant phonological errors,
- Social/Emotional Issues and how we can help
If you are anywhere near the Traverse City area and want to come join me for the day, I’d LOVE to have you there!!! I always love meeting my subscribers when I’m on the road!
Let me know if you plan to sign up. I’ll look for you!
You take care and I’ll see you next time!