This 35th Annual Learning Differences Conference will address the close connections between executive function, stress, persistence and school performance. Presentations will focus on the connections between research, clinical practice, and teaching. There will be an emphasis on executive function strategies that benefit all students from K-12 to college and span reading, writing, math, and content area subjects.
Key concepts covered include:
- How do we promote a school culture that fosters metacognitive awareness and the teaching of executive function strategies?
- How do executive function weaknesses affect the performance of students with LD, ADHD, ASD, and other learning difficulties?
- How do we promote students’ strengths and reduce their anxiety and stress in the context of the classroom?
- How do we teach self-regulation and executive function strategies in the early elementary grades?
The conference will emphasize the application of theory and research to educational practice. The program will be offered virtually, with all plenary sessions accessed live. All concurrent sessions will be pre-recorded and available for viewing for two weeks following the conference.