Date of Award

Summer 7-26-2021

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Special Education


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

- Jed Locquiao


working memory, Cognitive Flexibility, inhibitory control


Executive function is a very key component of development. Awareness of executive function has become more prominent in education. Research has been able to determine how the executive function develops in children versus adults. Specific areas of executive function have been identified. When the area was identified and how they influence behavior, interventions and strategies could be developed to counter the deficit. In the education world, assessing students with the purpose of identifying the deficits was difficult. Administering assessment naturally took care of the need for EF skills. New assessments needed to be developed. Companies have made those developments. Affective interventions for executive function have been developed. They are successfully implemented. Affective interventions for reading deficits have been successful. Data has been collected on both individually. Research needs to combine the interventions on both working together.



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