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8th Annual Executive Function Conference

8th Annual Executive Function Conference:

“Executive Function and Emotion: Promoting Flexible Thinking and Reducing Anxiety in School”

Friday, October 27, 8:30A.M – 3:30P.M (teachers) 8:30A.M – 12:30P.M (parents)

Museum of our National Heritage, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA


                  Keynote Speaker

                    Special Presenter

                         Dr. Lynn Meltzer

                          Dr. Jerome Schultz


This is fall’s must attend conference for teachers, learning specialists, administrators and for the first time, parents, who are committed to supporting student success through the understanding of the impact that stress and anxiety plays in school.  We will present a full-day program for teachers and a half-day session for parents seeking to gain greater knowledge on the role of executive function and more specifically how flexible thinking can help students with diverse learning profiles.

Educators Register Here

Parents Register Here

As of October 13, any parents wishing to register for this conference should call us first!

Jamie Cutler, Director of Marketing and Communication, jcutler@researchild.org, 781-861-3711 x113.

Teachers! Join us for “Executive Function Strategies that Work: SMARTS Fall Training” the following day. Sign up here

8th Annual ResearchILD Executive Function Conference*

October 27, 2017


Executive Function and Emotion:

Promoting flexible thinking and reduced anxiety in school

8:00-8:30                     Registration/Coffee

8:30-8:45                     Welcome and Conference Overview

8:45-10:00                   Executive Function and Student Engagement: Fostering Success for Students with Learning and Attention Difficulties     

Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D.


10:00-10:15                 Break


10:15-11:15                 Teacher Breakout Session:

Schoolwork and Reflection: Promoting Self-understanding and Active Learning

Michael Greschler, M.Ed.


Parent Breakout Session:

Profiles of Procrastination:  Unraveling Homework Challenges

Wendy Stacey, M.S.


11:20-12:30                 Jerome Schultz, Ph.D.

What’s Stress Got to Do with It?  Understanding the Impact of Stress in School and at Home and How to De-fuse It



12:30-1:10                   Networking Lunch with Round Table Discussions


1:10-1:30                     Success Stories: Young Adults Share their Stories (Billy/Lily?)

Presentation of the Mimi Ballard CANDO Teacher Award


1:40-2:30                     Getting Students in the Zone for Learning: Leveling the Field for All Students

                                    Donna Kincaid, M.Ed.


2:30-3:15                     Executive Function in the Classroom: What works

Teacher-led Panel


3:15-3:30                     Q & A; Wrap-Up


*This agenda is subject to change