Make good choices. Study. Take turns. Start homework. Sit still. Focus. Finish homework. Turn in homework.
Executive function (EF) is at the core of everything kids and teens are asked to do each day at home and school. And yet when these expectations aren’t met, professionals often turn to consequences, discipline, and “tough love” to encourage change. And when that doesn’t work, the child is labeled as “lazy” or “unmotivated” rather than someone who lacks certain skills.
In this recording, Peg Dawson, Ed.D., NCSP, leading expert in executive function, shows you an advanced training where you’ll not only gain a comprehensive understanding of executive dysfunction and its impact on young lives, you’ll also have a complete clinical toolbox full of interventions to:
Assess for and diagnose executive function difficulties from childhood to early adulthood
Change any environment to accommodate low or weak executive skills
Boost skills in organization, planning, decision making and emotional regulation
Provide effective psychoeducation and training to parents and families
And while many intervention plans are too complicated and time-intensive for long term success, Peg offers up simple, straightforward, and practical interventions that can be used every day to improve any child or teen’s level of functioning.
This course training is a must for any professional working with kids and adolescents!