Executive Functions in the Classroom: The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist


Session Dates

Thursday March 30, 2023 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Webinar

Speech-language pathologists are called upon to assess the needs and provide related services for students with a range of developmental and acquired disorders, many of whom exhibit co-existing executive function deficits. The development of executive functions is needed to control and regulate cognitive and social behaviors, such as controlling impulses, paying attention, remembering information, planning, organizing time and materials, and responding appropriately to various situations. These skills become increasingly important from preschool onward as students have to integrate and synthesize multiple linguistic and other subskills in order to read and comprehend, write, complete projects, and prepare for quizzes and tests. This training will review how executive functions and metacognitive skills affect educational performance, as well as considerations for assessment and implementation strategies.


Participants will be able to:

  • Describe executive functions and how they relate to academic performance
  • Describe the relationship between executive function and language skills
  • Examine techniques and resources for assessing executive function skills
  • Describe research-based executive function strategies that are beneficial for all learners

Target Audience

Speech-Language Pathologists

Topics Covered: Speech & Language

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Michael Stagemyer, at 717-901-2255, or mstagemyer@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:


Michael Stagemyer

Content Contact:

Tammy Thompson-Cooke