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Reading Comprehension & Executive Functions. You Don’t Get One Without the Other.
April 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$30.00
|Don’t miss this exciting session by one of our field’s greatest speakers. Presented by Internationally Renowned Speaker, Bonnie Singer, Ph.D., CCC. All who register can view live and/or watch the recording which will be available for one month. 2 Cont. Ed. Hrs. for All and CMHs for SLPs.|
In school, students are called on to learn by reading every day. Many are able to decode, but when it comes to accessing meaning and remembering what they read, they struggle. Comprehension of spoken and written language involves a swirl of cognitive and linguistic abilities, among which are executive functions, a set of brain-based processes that function as an internal air traffic controller and support learning. As executive functions don’t fully develop until adulthood, school-age children need instructional support to work independently and learn from what they read. And educators need proven strategies to help students manage all that’s involved in reading comprehension. This interactive webinar will explore the ways in which executive functions both support and constrain reading comprehension. Participants will walk away with concrete teaching strategies they can use right away to support students who struggle to glean meaning from text. Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to: