Developing strong executive function strategies and learning how to learn provides students with a strong foundation for learning and promotes academic and life success. The mission of the Research Institute for Learning and Development, a 501(c)3 non-profit, is simple: Empower students to understand their own learning profile so they can develop the persistence and resilience they need to succeed in school and in life. There is a path to success for ALL students!!! More Info



Latest Past Events

SMARTS Executive Function Fall Training

Join us for 4 hours of executive function professional development designed to introduce educators to the SMARTS Executive Function curriculum. This training will take place across two live online trainings. […]

$199 – $229

35th Annual Learning Differences Virtual Conference

Executive function and social emotional learning are increasingly recognized as the foundation of successful learning for all students, but especially students with learning differences, ADHD, and dyslexia. But how can educators apply the latest research to help students cope with academic demands as well as increasing stress and anxiety? This year’s conference will emphasize practical strategies educators can use to support students from elementary school through middle and high school, preparing them for a lifetime of success.

$90 – $1180

Executive Function Summer Summit

Join educators and other professionals from around the world as we learn practical approaches for teaching executive function strategies across the grades and content areas.

$179 – $209



Our Award-winning SMARTS Executive Function Curriculum provides teachers with tools and resources to  help students learn critically important learning strategies for organizing, time management, note taking and more.

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We conduct on-site and off-site workshops and provide ongoing professional development, consultation and coaching on executive function, metacognition, and strategy instruction.

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Every year, we assemble the top experts in the fields of executive function and learning differences at our two annual Conferences.  Educators from across the world attend to learn about new research and applications for their classroom teaching.

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