I'm forever on the hunt for fabulous executive functioning resources for school psychologists to use when working with students or consulting with parents and teachers. In this video, Sarah Ward sits down for the Thriving School Psychologist coffee chat with me and shares practical strategies for supporting students with executive functioning challenges.
0:48: I talk about the school psychologist's role in assessing executive functioning
1:10: Sarah introduces herself and her work on how to teach everyday strategies for building executive functioning
2:30: I ask Sarah how you can tell what is typical vs. atypical executive functioning
3:09: Sarah presents a "new view of executive functioning" that moves beyond organizing planners and backpacks
4:45: Sarah talks about the "Mind Mime" concept and why pre-imagining is so important for building executive functioning.
6:10: Sarah describes why having a "time horizon" is so important for time management
6:56: I share one of my favorite Sarah Ward quotes about time management that I use in consultation all the time
7:53: Sarah gives advice for how to help teens with scheduling and making an agenda
9:30: Sarah talks about why analog clocks are so important for time management and efficiency
11:25: I ask about tech tools/apps for time management vs. analog clocks for building meta-cognition and time management
13:40: Sarah gives a great tip for teachers to use during whole-class instruction to build student's time management and support differentiation
16:20: Sarah tells us where school psychologists can go for more resources: efpractice.com
Many thanks to Sarah for her time!
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