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Spotlight Session

Executive Function – Virtual Summer Institute 2020


  • Type: Spotlight session
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Attendance: Live, attendance required on date and time in the course information section
  • Platform: Zoom. Login credentials emailed the day before the course begins



This webinar will begin with an overview of language-based learning disabilities and the comorbidity that exists between these specific learning disabilities and executive function challenges. Different researchers and models in the field of executive function will be briefly discussed. The webinar will then include clear examples of how to support executive function through the management of time, materials and information. Throughout the webinar, resources will be highlighted and shared with participants.  

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and understand the different models and components of executive function.
  • Understand the comorbidity of language-based learning disabilities and executive function. 
  • Understand how to break down academic tasks to help students reach their goals.
  • Implement and differentiate targeted strategies to help students to better manage language and executive function demand.


This course is appropriate for educators at the middle and high school levels.



All necessary materials will be shared electronically.

Course Information

1 Hour
Dates/Time Price
July 24, 2020
1:00pm Eastern Time

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Kate Ryan

Kate currently works as an Outreach consultant where she partners with schools in different capacities to help support students with language-based learning disabilities. Previously, Kate taught algebra I, language-arts tutorials, and student advocates at Landmark High School. Kate was also a special educator at a public middle school and public charter high school where she taught small group math classes and managed a caseload of students. While working at the public charter high school, Kate was also a special education department head and then an assistant principal. Kate holds a BA from Colby College with a major in human development and minor in mathematics, and she earned her master’s degree in special education from Simmons University.

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