Alexis Reid is an educational therapist and learning consultant who specializes in executive function (EF) coaching, social emotional learning (SEL), teaching and development, as well as designing flexible and accessible learning and environments through Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
Through her work as an educator in various capacities for nearly two decades, Alexis has honed her skills to support individuals & systems at the intersections of well-being and learning. As an educational therapist and executive function coach, she works one on one or in small groups with learners of all ages to help them recognize their strengths and areas for improvement to determine what works best for them. Along with her brother, Dr. Gerald Reid, she works to support those she works with from a holistic perspective to best understand challenges, barriers, or environmental factors that may impact learning and navigating different transitions in life.
Alexis also works with families and caregivers, educators, and administrators, as well as mental health professionals to support the integration of executive function skill development in and outside of the classroom. From private practice (Reid Connect, LLC), she runs groups, workshops, and consultation to best support the needs of all involved to support learners.
Alexis' training includes her graduate studies in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College and Bachelor of Arts in Education from Loyola University in Maryland. For the past 10+ years Alexis has been a National Faculty & UDL Cadre member for CAST, consulted with educational programs both nationally and internationally, and is a consummate learner who frequently attends and presents at conferences and trainings for both education and mental health. Alexis has a wide array of skills and experiences filtered through a social justice lens to establish and support the most equitable learning opportunities for all learners.
Please email to inquire about more information or to contact Alexis for media contributions, speaking engagements, or consultation: Alexis@ReidConnect.com.
Carey, L. & Reid, A. (Book Under Review). Empowering Strategic Learning Through Executive Function & UDL (working title) Wakefield, MA. CAST Publishing.
Reid, A. (2022, September 14). Understanding Educational Neuroscience to Develop a Holistic Approach to Teaching & Learning [Keynote Conference Presentation]. Malta Institute for Education 3rd Annual Online Symposium: The Neuroscience of Learning: Triggering the brain for Holistic Development. Virtual via Malta. https://instituteforeducation.gov.mt/en/Pages/Symposiums/2022/Conference-Details.aspx
Vanhear, J., Reid, A. A., Zerafa, I., Sammut, M.C. (2022). Addressing Variability in
Learning in the Early Years Through STEM and Executive Function. In: Tunnicliffe, S.D., Kennedy, T.J. (eds) Play and STEM Education in the Early Years. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-99830-1_14
Reid, A. & Rogers, R. (2020). Exploring Emotional Needs in Learning Through a UDL Lens. Conference presentation presented virtually at the 13th Annual OCALICON, November 2020.
Vanhear, J & Reid, A. (2019). Addressing Learner Variability Through Executive Function as a Preventive Measure for Early School Leaving. Publication under review and presented at the Early Leaving from Education and Training- A Way Forward conference, November 2019. Ministry of Education, Malta.
Carey, L. & Reid, A. (2019). Executive Function as the Building Blocks of Expert Learning. Poster presented at The 5th Annual CAST UDL Symposium. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
Reid, A. (2019). Check One, Check Two: Progress Monitoring. Conference presentation at The 5th Annual CAST UDL Symposium. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
Reid, A. (2019). Innovation for Social Emotional and Expert Learning. Conference presentation at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA.
Reid, A. (2018). Executive Function and Expert Learning- Profiles of Empowered Learners. Conference presentation presented at the CAST 2018 UDL Symposium Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
Reid, A. (2018). What is the role of executive function in expert learning? In J. E. Gardner and D. Hardin (Eds.), UDL-IRN International Summit 2018: Learning Designed for Everyone. Universal Design for Learning Implementation and Research Network. Retrieved from https://udl-irn.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Done_REID.EDIT_.DH_.JEG-copy.pdf
Reid, A. (2018). Executive Function, Expert Learning, & UDL. Conference presentation and conference proceedings presented at the 2018 UDL IRN in Orlando, FL.
Reid, A. (2018). Mindfulness + Reflection --> Engaged Learning. Invited speaker conference presentation at the AHEAD Conference on March 20, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland.
Carey, L., Jacobson, L., & Reid, A. (2018). Can Educators Afford to Ignore Executive Function? Webinar for UDL-IRN Network & Learn. Presented January 25, 2018 from, https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=100&v=FxM9XcD_tiU.
Reid, A. (2017). Mindfulness +Reflection → Engaged Learning. The Ahead Journal,(6), 39-43. Retrieved November, 2017, from https://ahead.ie/userfiles/files/Journal/AHEAD_Journal_6.pdf.
Reid, A. (2017). Healing School Wounds: Executive Function Through a UDL Lens. Conference presentation presented at the 2017 UDL Symposium in Boston, MA.
Reid, G. M., Grills, A. E., Mian, N. D., Reid, A. A., Merson, R. A., & Langer, D. A. (2017). Using Research-Informed Pedagogical Practices to Maximize Learning in Youth Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Evidence-based practice in child and adolescent mental health, 2(2), 82–95. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5624324/
Reid, A. (2016) Reflection + Engagement → Engaged Learning. Conference presentation presented at the 2016 UDL Symposium. Cambridge, MA.
Reid, A. (2015) Tier One Supports Through a UDL Lens to Best Differentiate for Variability in Your Classroom: From Theory To Practice. Conference workshop presented at the 2015 RTI Best Practices Institute in Wilmington, NC.
Reid, A. (2015) Differentiation Through A Universal Design for Learning Perspective: From theory to practice with a focus on language arts and mathematical concepts. Conference workshop presented at the 2015 RTI Best Practices Institute in Wilmington, NC.
Vanhear, J. & Reid, A. (2014) Concept Mapping and Universal Design for Learning: Addressing Learner Variability. In P.R.M. Correia, M.E.I. Malachias, A.J. Cañas & J.D. Novak (eds), Concept Mapping to Learn and Innovate, Proceedings of Sixth International Conference on Concept Mapping (pp. 141-149) São Paulo: Universidade de São Paulo. Escola de Artes, Ciênciase Humanidades.
Woodman, A.C., Tillinger, M, Reid, A., & Hauser-Cram, P. (2011). Parenting stress among fathers of children with developmental disabilities: From early childhood through adolescence. Poster presented at the 2011 Society for Research in Child Development. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Nam, S. J., Duffy, N. M., Singer, R, Reid, A., Lee, H. J., & Liang, B. (2010). Postcards for Peace: Evaluation of a youth organizing program. Poster presented at the 2010 American Psychological Association Annual Conference. San Diego, CA.
Woodman, A., Cannarella, A., Tillinger, M., Reid, A., & Hauser-Cram, P. (2010). Early mastery motivation as a predictor of executive functioning in young adults with developmental disabilities. Poster presented at the 2010 134th Annual Meeting of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Providence, Rhode Island.
Liang, B., Duffy, N., Reid, A., & Commins, M. (2010). Using web platforms to create social change. Presentation delivered at the 2010 E-Teaching Conference at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
Woodman, A., Cannarella, A., Tillinger, M., Reid, A., & Hauser-Cram, P. (2010). Families Children with Developmental Disabilities: Perspectives Across the Developmental Period. “The importance of marital quality in families with children with disabilities.” Presented at the 2010 43rd Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Annapolis, Maryland.
Reid, A. (2009). “Introduction to Postcards for Peace: Bringing a sense of hope to children of war in Northern Uganda.” Presented at the 2009 Intercontinental Science Foundation Incorporated Conference at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
Previous Titles Include:
Recorded on: January 25, 2018 What do you consider to be the ultimate goal in education? For educators who embrace the UDL framework, it’s developing learners who are resourceful, knowledgeable, strategic, goal-directed, purposeful and motivated, or expert learners. But what does it take to ensure that all learners become expert learners? And what’s at stake if we don’t? This webinar explores the benefits of addressing executive function and expert learning within the UDL framework.
Panel: Alexis Reid, Director of Learning-Based Services, Boston Child Study Center Lisa Carey, Senior Education Consultant, Kennedy Krieger Institute Dr. Lisa Jacobson, Faculty Neuropsychologist, Kennedy Krieger Institute
What is SEL & What is the importance of SEL in schools?
Recorded on: August 25, 2016 Panelists: Bryan Dean, Mindy Johnson, Allison Posey, Alexis Reid