REPLAY: Parent/Educator Workshop!

Empower Listening and Learning at Home and School: Executive Function and Genuine Engagement

Presented by Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP and Elizabeth A. Sautter, MA, CCC

“Pay attention!”

“Listen to me!”

“Stop being so distracted!”

If these phrases sound familiar, join us in this transformative workshop that redefines traditional whole-body listening and learning. Elizabeth Sautter and Sarah Ward, renowned experts in social-emotional learning and executive function, will guide you through strategy-rich sessions rooted in regulation and neurodiversity-affirming practices.

This transformative training emphasizes neurodiversity-affirming practices and the need to shift our mindset to strategies rooted in regulation and executive function.  Discover different and effective tools that support genuine listening, improve processing, memory, retention, confidence, and connection whether at home or school.  Learners will feel more successful and you will too!

What You Can Expect:

  • Explore the true nature of listening, distinguish it from common misconceptions, and understand its multifaceted aspects.

  • Understand the history and evolution of whole-body listening and the importance of shifting to whole-body regulation for genuine engagement and processing.

  • Acquire practical strategies in executive functioning and regulation to enhance children’s listening, processing, memory, and retention skills.

  • Learn about the significance of embracing neurodiversity and creating inclusive learning environments in both schools and homes.

What You Can Expect:

We will spend approximately 75 minutes LIVE on ZOOM for the training including time for Q&A for those who attend live. The Q&A will not be included in the recording that is sent after or available on demand so that it can be a safe and private place to ask questions.

When WAS the Workshop

Tuesday, February 27th, 2024 9:15 – 10:30 am PT/12:15 – 1:30 pm ET


Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP has over 25 years of experience in the treatment of executive dysfunction.  Sarah is an internationally recognized expert on executive function and presents seminars on the programs and strategies she has developed with her Co-Director Kristen Jacobsen. Their 360 Thinking Executive Function Program received the Innovative Promising Practices Award from the National Organization CHADD. She has presented to over 1800 public and private schools and organizations worldwide. In recognition of their global influence in the field of twice-exceptional learning, Sarah and Kristen Jacobsen were the honored recipients of the Nancy Tarshis Legacy Fellowship Award. Further solidifying their status as eminent figures in their field, Sarah and Kristen were named one of the Top 10 Professional Development Providers for 2023 by Education Technology Insights Magazine. Learn more about Sarah here.

Elizabeth A. Sautter, MA, CCC, is a speech-language pathologist, speaker, author, and trainer, with over 25 years of expertise in social communication, emotional regulation, and executive functioning. She is the author of Make Social and Emotional Learning Stick! Practical activities to help your child manage emotions, navigate social situations & reduce anxiety, along with many other resources, including an online course and community for parents. Elizabeth collaborates with the Zones of Regulation team as a trainer and is a co-author of the Zones children’s books, card decks, and games. She is also part of the Everyday Regulation team where she has helped create the revised neurodiversity-affirming Whole Body Listening Larry resources. Learn more about Elizabeth here.

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