Executive Functions: Lessons learned from COVID-19 and Implications for Designing Remote Teaching

Ben Powers, DBA

Presented at Dyslexia and Literacy: Executive Functions – Oral Language Connections to Reading and Writing

on Friday, October 16th, 2020 from
the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals in Boston, MA.

Benjamin Powers, DBA

Benjamin Powers, DBA is a researcher, practitioner, and advocate who works with students with dyslexia and ADHD. After completing a BA in Russian, he studied Language Education at IUB, earned an Executive MBA from RIT, and then fused his interests in entrepreneurship and dyslexia by completing a Doctorate in Business Administration at GEM. His research focused on self-esteem and self-efficacy perceptions of adolescents with LD/ADHD to understand the impact on social-emotional well-being. His research interests also include developing collaborative, community-based, and scalable implementation models for effective literacy instruction, especially across LD/ADHD, bilingual, bidialectical, and low-SES communities. (full bio)

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