Hi! I'm Sarah - a dedicated clinician and passionate lecturer with a proven track record for translating complex ideas into practical strategies that work to improve executive function skills. I'm a research addict, information architect and self proclaimed tech geek! I believe it is possible to not just compensate for executive function based challenges but truly change the brain and develop these skills.
Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP and Co-Director of Cognitive Connections, LLP has over 25 years of experience in diagnostic evaluations, treatment and case management of children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of developmental and acquired brain-based learning difficulties and behavioral problems not limited to but including:
• Attention Deficit Disorder
• Verbal Learning Disabilities
• Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities
• Autism Spectrum Disorders
• Other Social-Cognitive Learning Disabilities
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Acquired Brain Injury
Her particular interest is in the assessment and treatment of executive function deficits. She holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.
A popular speaker, Sarah is an internationally recognized expert on executive function skills and regularly presents seminars and workshops on the programs and strategies she has developed with her Co-Director Kristen Jacobsen. Sarah has co-authored the 360 Thinking Executive program and co-developed the educational products the Academic Planner and Tracknets, as well as the Time Tracker Program and Get Ready *Do*Done instructional approach. Described as ‘revolutionary’ and ‘groundbreaking’ their 360 Thinking Program received the Innovative Promising Practices Award from the National Organization CHADD. She has presented to and consulted with over 1600 public and private schools in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australlia and Africa.
Bette Ann Harris Distinguished Professional (2017)
Innovative Promising Practices Award by CHADD, The National Resource on ADHD (November 2015)
ACE awards (2010, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020) from American Speech and Language Hearing Association
MGH Expertise in Clinical Practice Award
The Distinguished Alumni Award from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, May, 2005.
The Faculty in Excellence Award from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, May, 2002 and 2011
The Partners in Excellence Award from the Massachusetts General Hospital , December, 1998
The Stephanie Macaluso Expertise in Clinical Practice Award for the Massachusetts General Hospital , June 1998
LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION
Licensed Speech and Language Pathologist of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Certificate of Clinical Competence of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association