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Dr. Rachel Weber
Educational & Counselling Psychology, & Special Education
Faculty of Education
The Communicating Mind and Body
Rachel’s research examines the development and promotion of cognitive skills in at-risk children. Projects often specifically address executive functioning skills, given the importance of these skills for future success and development, and utilize a resilience framework when examining the effects of cognitive interventions and “everyday” experiences in at-risk populations. Rachel’s current projects explore these topics with multilingual children, children and youth with learning disabilities, children considered at-risk due to low socioeconomic status, and survivors of pediatric cancer.
More broadly, Rachel’s lab addresses topics related to diversity, development, and resilience in children and youth. Given Rachel’s expertise in pediatric neuropsychology and school psychology and the program areas of the students in her lab, the topics of her lab’s research often have direct applications to the practice of psychology in educational and clinical settings. Projects in this lab also frequently have implications for current and future intervention efforts and policy development.
Cognitive development and promotion in children considered at-risk, with particular emphasis on executive functioning, cognitive training, and promotive experiences