When LaZy Doesn't Make Sense: Learning Profiles of Bright Students With Executive Dysfunction

Wed, 1/30: 1:00 PM  - 2:00 PM 
Presentation with Q&A 
Wednesday January 30, 2019 
Indiana Convention Center 
Room: 212 



Do you know a very bright learner who has difficulty getting started on classwork, following directions, loses assignments and/or just doesn't do the work? To unmask the difficulties behind the "lazy" label, practitioners need to understand how poor production and social-emotional stressors manifest in our gifted students with executive skill deficits. This interactive presentation describes the learning profiles of gifted students with executive dysfunction. With the onslaught of new classroom technologies, these students encounter a range of successes and additional challenges which may further strain their ability to consistently find, produce, and deliver assignments.  

Learner Outcomes

Participants will be able to:
1. Integrate technological and online learning resources to support accelerated students with executive skill deficits.
2. Describe constructs that illustrate the complex nature of dual exceptionality.
3. Implement strategies to develop student/family/school collaboration for their gifted students with learning discrepancies.
4. Interpret assessment criteria to identify executive functioning delays and disabilities.  

Session Leader

Cindy Hansen, Cynthia Z. Hansen, M.Ed., ET/P, Ventura, CA

Primary Topic Area - Required

Gifted and Talented

Secondary Topic Area

Parent/Family/School Partnerships