The negative impact of anxiety on all areas of cognitive functioning, particularly attention and learning, has been well established in educational and psychological research. However, more recent studies suggest that the relationship between these variables is more complex than originally theorized. This workshop will provide a review of the theories of academic anxiety, discuss facets of executive functioning, and clarify the relationship between these factors and student performance in individuals with and without learning disabilities. Special emphasis will be given to how this information can be used to better understand student behavior and support general well-being.
Hilary Murphy Ph.D. – is a licensed clinical psychologist and formally trained pediatric neuropsychologist with a specialization in the neuropsychological assessment of neurodevelopmental and neuro-medical disorders working at CNNH NeuroHealth.