You will learn a comprehensive model of executive function that includes both behavior and neurocognitive abilities. Because the brain-based concept of executive function has considerable impact on learning and life success for all students, this concept should be well understood by all educational and psychological professionals. Dr. Naglieri will help you better understand how the various views of executive function(s) can be united into a research-based definition that has considerable implications for learning across the entire life span. He will review methods for evaluating executive function so that teachers can be good consumers of information obtained from ability tests and rating scales of executive function. Dr. Naglieri will provide brain-based strategies that are practical, easy to implement and will improve academic performance by better utilizing executive function for math and reading for all students including those with learning disabilities.



Workshop hours: 8:30AM - 3:00PM


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At this seminar, you will learn information about:

  • An empirically supported definition of executive function
  • Measurement of executive function as seen by classroom behaviors or measured using ability tests
  • Self-assessing your own personal executive function strengths and weaknesses as well as your students
  • The relationship between intelligence and executive function Instructional strategies for addressing strengths and weaknesses in nine areas of executive function
  • Understanding executive function similarities and differences for children with ADHD, autism, and specific learning disabilities

This seminar will be applicable for special education teachers, elementary education teachers, school psychologists, reading and math instructors, private psychologists, administrators and parents.

naglieriJack A. Naglieri, PhD, is Research Professor at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, Senior Research Scientist at the Devereux Center for Resilient Children and Emeritus Professor of Psychology at George Mason University. He has more than 30 years of published research on theoretical and psychometric issues concerning intelligence, cognitive interventions, executive function and resilience. Dr. Naglieri has authored more than 300 scholarly papers, book chapters, books and tests. Most recently, he published the Comprehensive Inventory of Executive Function (2012), Devereux Elementary Student Strength Assessment-Second Edition (2012) and his book for teachers entitled Helping Children Learn (2010).