Children who have deficient executive skills often have trouble getting started on tasks, get distracted easily, lose papers or assignments and forget to hand in homework. They make careless mistakes, put off work until the last minute and have no sense of time urgency. Workspaces are disorganized and teachers often refer to their backpacks or lockers as “black holes.” Often considered chronic underachievers, these children are at risk for academic failure as well as emotional and behavioral difficulties.
Dr. Dawson, co-author of the best-selling books Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, 3rd Ed. (2018), Smart but Scattered (Guilford, 2009) and Smart but Scattered Teens (2013, Guilford) uses case examples along with interactive discussion to demonstrate how the executive skills manifest in daily home and school activities. Learn how to assess these skills and take home evidence-based strategies to help children and adolescents overcome executive skills weaknesses.
Leave this seminar with a set of tools that includes strategies for task/environmental modifications, skill development through cognitive/behavioral techniques and creation of incentive systems. You will be able to give teachers and parents a means for developing and improving the following:
- Time management
- Impulse control
- Goal-directed persistence
- Executive skills critical for independent functioning
Peg Dawson, EdD, NCSP, is a school psychologist and for over 20 years has worked at the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where she specializes in the assessment of children and adults with learning and attention disorders. She is co-author of the bestselling books on executive dysfunction, Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: 2nd Edition (Guilford, 2010), Smart but Scattered (Guilford, 2009) and Smart but Scattered Teens (Guilford, 2013).
Peg is a past editor of Communiqué, the newsletter of the National Association of School Psychologists, and has published numerous articles and book chapters on a variety of topics, including retention, ability grouping, reading disorders, attention disorders, the sleep problems of adolescents, the use of interviews in the assessment process, and homework.
Peg has many years of organizational experience at the state, national and international levels and served in many capacities, including president of the New Hampshire Association of School Psychologists, the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the International School Psychology Association.She has also participated in many of NASP’s leadership initiatives, including the Futures Conference and the development of both the second and third Blueprint for the Training and Practice of School Psychology. She is the 2006 recipient of NASP’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Peg received her doctorate in school/child clinical psychology from the University of Virginia.
道森博士，暢銷書《兒童和青少年的執行技能》第 3 版的合著者。(2018), Smart but Scattered (2009) and Smart but Scattered Teens (2013) 使用案例和互動討論來展示執行技能如何在日常家庭和學校活動中體現。了解如何評估這些技能並將基於證據的策略帶回家，以幫助兒童和青少年克服執行技能的弱點。
Peg Dawson，EdD，NCSP，是學校心理學家，在新罕布什爾州朴茨茅斯的學習和注意力障礙中心工作 20 多年，她專門研究患有學習和注意力障礙的兒童和成人的評估。她是關於執行功能障礙的暢銷書《兒童和青少年的執行技能：第 2 版》（2010 年）、《聰明但分散》（2009 年）和《聰明但分散的青少年》（2013 年）的合著者。
Peg 是全國學校心理學家協會時事通訊 Communiqué 的前任編輯，並發表了許多關於各種主題的文章和書籍章節，包括記憶力、能力分組、閱讀障礙、注意力障礙、青少年的睡眠問題、在評估過程中使用面試和家庭作業。
Peg 在州、國家和國際層面擁有多年的組織經驗，並擔任過許多職務，包括新罕布什爾州學校心理學家協會、全國學校心理學家協會 (NASP) 和國際學校心理學協會的主席。她有還參與了 NASP 的許多領導舉措，包括未來會議以及第二和第三個學校心理學培訓和實踐藍圖的製定。她是 2006 年 NASP 終身成就獎的獲得者。Peg 在弗吉尼亞大學獲得學校/兒童臨床心理學博士學位。