Why Can't They Just Do It? ADHD, Struggling Students and Executive Function

Friday, May 11, 2018 -
8:30am to 3:00pm

Weaknesses in executive function and/or a diagnosis of ADHD have a significant impact on student achievement, but the right classroom supports can build skills that lead to success.

To realize success in the classroom, students with Executive Function deficits must be explicitly taught skills which may come easily to others.

Skills related to Executive Function include:

  • Planning
  • Organizing
  • Remembering
  • Breaking large tasks into small ones
  • Setting goals
  • Activating to accomplish goals

Evidence-based strategies for developing classroom procedures that support the development of Executive Function will be presented. Participants will leave with a working knowledge of the interaction of ADHD, struggling learners and Executive Function, and the ability to design interventions based on individual student profiles. 

 Key Learning:

  • Examine the components of Executive Function skills and their impact on academic, organizational, and social/emotional functioning.
  • Learn to view classroom challenges through the lens of Executive Function breakdowns, including the diagnosis of ADHD.
  • Acquire knowledge of evidence-based strategies that support Executive Function weaknesses such as organization and study skills.

Course Credit:  Participation hours awarded upon completion. 

The Courtyard Cincinnati Midtown/Rookwood Hotel by Marriott has special conference rates for program attendees.