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Videos addressing Executive Functioning. These videos define our categories of Executive Functioning, signs of possible EF deficits, how to use our 7-Step Model, and helpful strategies to support student learning. Stay tuned for more information!

AVAILABLE NOW - The first two videos!
Video Option 1 What is Executive Functioning?
Video Option 2 What is Working Memory?

                                                                                                                            

Institute on Executive Functioning™

Institute on Executive
Functioning™®

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Teaching students how to improve their executive function skills can be vital to their academic and behavioral success. It is important that teachers and parents have the resources they need to provide guidance and or instruction to promote student success. Contact us at info@instituteonexecutivefunctioning.com to learn about our programs and services.

Roberta Strosnider, Ed. D.

Roberta serves on the Can Due Advisory Board. Can Due is a software company that provides an app for students to use to help them remember and complete their homework.

Roberta Strosnider

Advocacy

Roberta is proud to serve on several national boards that have advocacy for students with disabilities as their main focus. She also represents the Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) on the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD), working on policies regarding learning disabilities. This work has resulted in papers, symposia, and infographics, and her inclusion on other workgroups surrounding national regulations and policy affecting the education and life of students with learning disabilities. Selected papers completed are available under Resources and Papers.

Teaching

She taught students P-12 prior to entering teacher education in higher education.

Awards and Recognition

  • Bridgeport High School, Hall of Fame, Bridgeport, West Virginia (2019)
  • Alumnae of Achievement, Fairmont State University (2017)
  • Floyd G. Hudson Award from the International Council for Learning Disabilities (2006)
  • Professor Emerita of Special Education, Towson Unversity (2006), Faculty Emerita Status, Hood College (2001)
  • Nasim Dil Award for Contribution to Small Special Education Teacher Education (2000)

Training and Presentations

Roberta feels it is important that all teachers have the knowledge and skills to include executive functioning in their planning and teaching. A list of selected teacher training can be found on the Services Page.


Valerie Saxton Sharpe, Ed. S.

Valerie also serves on the Can Due Advisory Board. Can Due is a software company that provides an app for students to use to help them remember and complete their homework.

Valerie Saxton Sharpe

Advocacy

Valerie has served on several national boards that have advocacy for students with disabilities as their main focus. As president of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, under her leadership, the group was able to "get rid of the R Word" in their previous division name and influence national legislation. Governor Martin O'Malley appointed Val to serve on the Maryland Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board (PSTEB).

Teaching

Valerie taught students P-12 prior to entering teacher education in higher education.

Awards and Recognition

  • DDD Service Award (1999-2001)
  • DDD Special Recognition Award (2004)
  • Towson University Gloria A. Neubert Excellence in Teaching Award (2011)
  • Universities at Shady Grove Kendall Service Award for Program Director (2015)

Training and Presenting

Valerie believes that executive function skills are an integral part of the learning process and the development of appropriate social-emotional behaviors. All teachers need to incorporate the teaching of executive function skills. A list of selected teacher training can be found on the Services Page.


Consultants/Coaches

Roberta Strosnider, Ed. D.
Valerie Sharpe, Ed. S.

Business Manager

James Strosnider

Disclaimer

Information on this website is of a general nature and is designed for information and educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or legal advice.

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