Tri-State Webinar: Executive Functioning: Part 3 of 4: “Job Talk” Developing Independent Executive Function Skills


Executive Function is a complex set of skills that have a profound impact on individuals with autism across the spectrum. Implementing strategies in the component areas of executive function is integral to student success in academic and social environments. This webinar, the third four-part part series will help the learner to develop an  understanding of Executive Function: the 360 ThinkingTM Model; the key features of situational awareness: space, time, objects, and people; the importance of imaginary play and the concept of ‘role’ in the development of executive function skills; Semantic Psychological Essentialism, and discuss Job Talk from pre-school through Adulthood.

Learner Objectives:

  • Name the 4 features of Situational Awareness and state the importance of Role
  • Define Mimetic Ideational Information Processing
  • Define Semantic Psychological Essentialism
  • Identify 3 different ways ‘job talk’ can be used to increase initiation, task planning and self regulation


Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP, Speech and Language Pathologist, Co-Director Cognitive Connections, LLP and Co-Author of the 360 Thinking™ Executive Function Program with Kristen Jacobsen.

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The webinars are listed by category and alphabetical order. The category for this webinar is Autism.



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