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2018 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

S22 - Executive Function: What It Is and Why It Matters

Oct 27, 2018 2:15pm ‐ Oct 27, 2018 3:15pm

Standard: $20.00


Executive function represents a set of cognitive abilities responsible for self-monitoring, life management, and emotional regulation. These functions are critical for social and relationship developmentand academic success. Understanding that executive function supports everything from decision-making about sleep routines, technology, and discipline to understanding the benefits of mindfulness is critical. This talk includes a practical discussion of current research that supports wise decisions across childhood, and ways to foster resilience to help children thrive.

Learning Objectives:

  • ADD/ADHD: Identify characteristics of students with ADHD and/or potential interventions as it pertains to those with language learning disabilities.
  • ADD/ADHD: Management of the ADHD student and the LD student in the classroom.
  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Discover the relationship between executive functioning and student learning and performance.

Disclosure: Mark Bertin has authored several publications that may be discussed in this session. No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.


  • Mark Bertin, M.D., Board Certified Developmental Pediatrician, Developmental Pediatrics

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