I recently posted an infographic explaining why speech-language pathologists are qualified to teach “social skills” – what we call pragmatic language. In a similar vein, sometimes I feel like people are confused why we are qualified to target working memory, organization, and emotional regulation in schools. In the hospital setting I assume people are used to the intertwining of language and cognition, but in a school setting where the expertise and services overlap it is more of a grey area.
I love to work on executive functioning skills and know my language background is well-suited to building cognitive skills. I recently completed an ASHA self-study on executive functioning (Executive Function Skills in Preschool and School-Age Children) and was inspired to make this infographic with my favorite information. Pin away to share it with your friends! If you’re an SLP or a professional with access to journal articles (see references on bottom), I highly recommend it. I hope you find this helpful, and let me know if you have ideas for revisions or additions!