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February 9 - 10, 2024

Pre-Conference Speaker
Friday, February 9, 2024 from 8am - 3:30pm
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Michael McLeod MA, CCC-SLP TSSLD

Michael is an Executive Function-ADHD Specialist.

Michael is the creator of the GrowNOW Model for fostering Executive
Functions and Resiliency by strengthening Internal Skills while constructing
interpersonal relationships and varied experiences for students. The evidence-based GrowNOW Model utilizes a holistic approach towards decreasing prompt dependency on adults and strengthening independence – in all areas – academic, social, and home.
Michael is the owner of GrowNOW ADHD, LLC, a specialized private practice in Philadelphia, PA. He partners with many public and private schools to assist them in developing their Executive Functioning programming, by training staff and working directly with students and families. Michael has presented nationwide and internationally, training families and professionals on his unique GrowNOW Treatment Model for fostering Executive Functions & Resiliency.

Strengthening Executive Functions through Internal Skills

When focusing on the unique skill of Internal Language, we can empower students to develop personalized, and resilient Self-Talk to boost Executive Function skills by giving them the tools to construct it. In this training, Michael McLeod, MA, CCC-SLP TSSLD, Speech-Language Pathologist, specializing in ADHD & Executive Functioning describes the assessment and treatment of Executive Functions deficits by utilizing a language-based approach. Michael presents research-based strategies that help us to view Executive Functioning from a new standpoint and how to effectively treat it.

Learner Outcomes:
- Demonstrate and explain the functional working definition of “executive function skills”as it pertains to the development of internal independent skills
- Define the three core executive function skills that are directly linked to independent skill in the home, social, and academic environments
- Demonstrate examples of intervention exercise to foster a student’s ability to form independent executive function skills by describing therapeutic activities to improve: visual imagery, and self-talk
Conference Speaker
Friday, February 9, 2024 from 4pm - 10pm
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Char Boshart, M.A., CCC-SLP

Systematic Methods: How to Instill the Love of Words & Remediate Speech Sounds 

We will address the evidence-based “Nine Instruction Keys,” as well as strategies for single-word and narrative vocabulary instruction. Regarding speech, the evidenced-based and systematic “Capability-Based Method” for /r/ and /s/ (frontal & laterals). 

Got language students? Perhaps you can relate to this. I’ve asked many of my language students, “Do you like words?” Most said a resounding NO! But there we were, working on words. From then on, I elevated my focus to concurrently INSTILL the love of words as we addressed the meaning and use of words. One of the best things I ever did! I’ll show you how.
Looking for more strategies (or at least another option) to effectively and efficiently remediate your speech sound students—for grades K through 12. During half our conference time, you will learn not only a research-based method of analyzing speech sounds, but a methodology of how to successfully and systematically remediate two of the most prevalent and difficult speech sounds: /r/ and /s/ (both frontals and laterals). 

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February 9 - 10, 2024 Denver Marriott Westminster NEW LOCATION! 7000 Church Ranch Blvd Westminster, CO 80021 720-887-1177

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Metro Speech-Language Network
P.O. Box 330009
Northglenn, CO 80233-0009

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