Crane Research Forum
Executive functions are one of the most investigated variables in both cognitive science and education given its high correlation with numerous academic outcomes. Given its moderate relationship with reading and mathematics, some efforts have ensued to train executive functions in hopes that these trainings would translate to improved skills in domain specific areas, like reading and mathematics. Hear Dr. Miller-Cotto present on prior and current work demonstrating the relations between reading and executive functions as well as mathematics and executive functions in children from kindergarten to third grade. During this forum, she will also theorize why these relations may exist for all children with and without learning difficulties and provide insights on what findings from executive function trainings may tell us about these skills.
- Dr. Dana Miller-Cotto, postdoctoral researcher in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Delaware and an incoming assistant professor in the department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University