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Emily B. Hurd, M.Ed., is presently retired from the Howard County Public School System. While in the public educational domain, she most recently was an Instructional Facilitator with the Office of Psychological Services and Alternative Education. She has been in the field of education for 43 years as a general and special educator, diagnostic and prescriptive teacher, educational consultant, and resource teacher.
Mrs. Hurd was an attending faculty member with the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, and the Division of Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics, Comprehensive Evaluation Unit. Mrs. Hurd has taught courses at Loyola College, Goucher College, and Johns Hopkins University. She served as past treasure and president of the Maryland Branch of the Orton Dyslexia Society. She facilitated the development and implementation of Resource Modules to Support Children with Learning and Attention Challenges for Teachers and Parents. The modules were implemented systemically focusing on Executive Functions. In addition, she hosted the Annual ADHD Awareness Evening, a speaker series, for parents and community members that brought in guest speakers from around the country who specialize in the fields of Learning Disabilities, AHDA, and Executive Function research.
She currently conducts workshops for teachers, para-educators, and parents on Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Executive Functions and continues to serve as a consultant on various committees/trainings within the Howard County Public School System and independent schools.