SLP Podcast Ep 44 – Executive Functioning & Student Success – Tera Sumpter MA, CCC-SLP

April 26, 2021

On this episode, we had the opportunity to speak with a very special guest about a crucial part of cognitive development—executive functioning. Tera Sumpter MA, CCC-SLP, shares wisdom from her SLP career about the importance of executive functioning, discussing executive functioning skills development in different age groups, assessing executive functioning skills, writing appropriate executive functioning goals, and more.

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We Discuss

  • 0:00 Introduction to Tera and her career background
  • 17:09 Tera’s private practice and its specialties
  • 19:38 An overview of executive functioning INSTA
  • 26:23 Executive functioning development in different age groups
  • 41:21 Executive functioning in boys and girls
  • 47:23 Assessing executive functioning skills
  • 55:11 Writing appropriate goals for executive functioning development
  • 1:00:41 Examples of reflexive questioning
  • 1:09:42 Compensatory strategies for executive functioning
  • 1:12:49 Additional resources to learn more about executive functioning

About Tera Sumpter MA, CCC-SLP

Tera Sumpter, M.A., CCC-SLP, is the founder of Seeds of Learning, LLC, which specializes in executive functioning, reading, and other pediatric learning disabilities. She also has experience as a medical speech-language pathologist in both inpatient and outpatient hospital settings. A former adjunct instructor of Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism in the Cleveland State University's Speech and Hearing Program, Tera currently presents her integrative cognitive processing and executive functioning model internationally to speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, psychologists, audiologists, inpatient and outpatient clinical therapists, school districts, and parent groups. 

Tera is the author of The Seeds of Learning:  A Cognitive Processing Model for Speech, Language, Literacy, and Executive Functioning. You can check out her book on Amazon!

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About the Show

Producer – Jonathan Cary

Assistant Producer – Katie Schrauben

Show Notes – Sam MacKay

Music & Editing – Aidan Dykes

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