Executive Function Deficits: Evidence-Based Practices to Help All Learners Access Core Curriculum


12/6/2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

12/6/2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday, December 6
4-5 p.m. ET

Do you work with disorganized, inflexible, impulsive students who struggle with planning and problem solving? Executive function (EF) skills are a collection of mental processes that assist individuals in organizing, planning, problem solving, and self-regulating. EF challenges are unique to each individual, are unrelated to motivation and intellectual abilities, and can significantly affect everyday functioning at school, work, community, and home. In this webinar, you’ll learn powerful evidence-based strategies you can implement immediately to support students with EF deficits to thrive in all school environments, including the general education classroom. These strategies can improve student behavior and increase engagement, reducing anxiety and stress in both students and the adults who work with them.

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and articulate five components of competent executive function.
  2. Explain how EF deficits impact learning and behavior.
  3. Describe at least five evidence-based practices that support the learning and behavior of learners with EF deficits in all school settings.

Who should attend: Special education teachers; general education teachers; gifted education teachers; school/district administrators; school counselors; teachers-in-training; teacher educators


Sheri A. Wilkins, Ph.D. has worked in the field of education for over 30 years and has dedicated her professional career to serving students with disabilities and building the capacity of educators to better serve this population. Sheri has presented nationally on a variety of topics focused on improving academic and behavioral performance of struggling students and teaches university classes on special education, autism, and leadership.
Carol Burmeister, M.A.’s professional experience spans over 40 years in a wide variety of educational settings. She has trained nationally on topics related to understanding the unique strengths of students with autism and related disorders and determining how to best meet their academic, behavioral, and social and emotional needs.