Focusing on Executive Functions: a conversation about UDL

Focusing on Executive Functions: a conversation about UDL


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Presenter Bio

Loui Lord Nelson, Ph.D., is a global leader in UDL implementation. A former special education teacher, she originated the role of UDL Coordinator and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at CAST. Her work spans from helping educators write and implement lesson plans to working alongside USAID on their efforts to implement UDL across all education sectors in over 80 countries. Some of Loui’s publications include: Design and Deliver: Planning and Teaching Using Universal Design for Learning, Culturally Responsive Design for English Learners: The UDL Approach. She hosts two popular podcasts: UDL in 15 Minutes and UDL Research in 15 Minutes.

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Executive functioning skills are a base from which we work to help us organize and execute our thoughts and actions. Unfortunately, not all learners have built these skills and we don’t always know how to help them. This session will review the three main subcategories of executive functions, provide instructional examples, and will offer time for you to think about and document where you’d like to start and how you’ll help learners apply these skills.


UDL; executive function

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Focusing on Executive Functions: a conversation about UDL