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 more than a decade, Alexis has honed her skills to support individuals & systems at the intersections of mental health 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.
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 (virtually during this time of Covid).
Alexis's 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). Executive Function & UDL (working title)
Wakefield, MA. CAST Publishing.
Reid, A. & Rogers, R. (2020). Exploring Emotional Needs in Learning Through a UDL
Lens. Conference presentation presented virtually at the 13th Annual OCALICON,
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,
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
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
Reid, A. (2017). Mindfulness +Reflection → Engaged Learning. The Ahead Journal,(6),
39-43. Retrieved November, 2017, from
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.
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
and 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,
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
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