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Applying Technology to Support Social and Executive Functioning

  • 05 Apr 2014
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (UTC-04:00)
  • Emerson College, Boston, MA 02116 (Rm location TDB)


  • [Includes one-year membership]

This Event Has Been CANCELLED.

with Sean Sweeney, MS, MEd, CCC-SLP
This workshop is offered for .60 CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

This workshop will demonstrate a variety of visual and interactive applications that can be used with students with difficulties in social cognition and executive functioning, particularly with a lens on addressing these issues in the educational environment. Webtools and apps for iPads will be covered, including those helpful for older students struggling to access the curriculum and manage their workload. Participants will have guided practice time throughout the day, as well as opportunities for sharing and collaborating with colleagues.

Learner Outcomes
1. Participants will describe a variety of tools applicable to students at various age levels to support social interaction in the school, community and home settings.
2. Participants will apply applications towards assisting students and parents with executive functioning: planning, organization, behavioral regulation and time management.
3. Participants will align technology tools with specific approaches supporting social and executive functioning, such as Story Grammar Marker® and The Incredible 5-Point Scale.

8:30-8:45am  Introduction and opening remarks
8:45-9:45am  Dedicated Apps created to support social language and cognition
9:45-11:30am  Apps and Webtools that can be applied creatively to support social development, including alignment with commonly used approaches to intervention
11:3am-12:00pm  Guided Practice
12:00-1:00pm  Lunch
1:00-2:30pm  Apps and Webtools useful for developing executive function skills across a range of students
2:00-3:00pm  Guided Practice
3:00-3:30pm  Q/A and idea sharing

Speaker Biography
Sean Sweeney, MS, MEd, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist and technology consultant working in private practice at The Ely Center in Newton, MA. Sean spent over a decade in the public school setting serving in the roles of SLP and instructional technology specialist. His blog, SpeechTechie, was inspired by the combination of those complementary vocations and a desire to empower those in his field to employ technology in their work. Sean currently consults to and presents for local and national organizations on technology integration in speech and language interventions. He is a frequent presenter at ASHA Convention and has participated as a speaker at the regional Social Thinking® Providers’ Conferences. Sean is a regular columnist for The ASHA Leader and CASLPA Communiqué. Contact him at sean@speechtechie.com.
Disclosure Statement:
Financial: Sean receives a speaking fee for teaching and speaking; created a free and ad-free blog: consults and created a blog for Mindwing Concepts; receives a royalty from Smarty Ears for developing and consulting on the following APPS: Fun & Functional, Go-Togethers; ATEval 2go; Language Adventures and Social Quest. Non-financial: Sean has written blogs and magazine content for ASHA Sphere and The ASHA Leader.

Cancellation policy: cancellations must be received in writing before Friday, March 28. Cancellations after the cancellation date, or not submitted in writing will be subject to full billing.

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