Smart But Scattered: Strengthening Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents

New! Filmed Spring 2020

Presented by Peg Dawson, Ed.D., NCSP

On-Demand | Available Now

$249.00

6 Hours  |  Pre-approved for 6 CEUs

Description

This On Demand course and will be available after purchase. Participants can watch, pause, and re-watch the sessions at their convenience.

All course content (quiz, certificate, videos) will be available until April 1, 2021. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances. 

Registration will close on March 1, 2021. 


Executive skills are sometimes called “the hidden curriculum.” They are skills such as task initiation, sustained attention, working memory, planning, organization, and goal-directed persistence that are absolutely critical to school success, yet curriculum standards seldom if ever explicitly reference these skills. Neuroscientists now tell us that these skills take a minimum of 25 years to reach full maturation, and the course of that development is influenced by experience and exposure, by modeling, practice, and direct instruction. This workshop will provide participants with a framework for understanding these key skills, how they develop in diverse populations, and how to support executive skills by embedding them into classroom routines and lessons and by tailoring interventions to meet the needs of individual students and classrooms.

Tips for Caregivers and Parents on Schooling at Home: What Role Do Executive Skills Play?
FREE Download Written by Peg Dawson, Ph.D.


Online Course Format

  • 6 CEUs
  • 6 hours of teaching content
  • Non-Interactive – registrants will have access to lectures, PowerPoint presentation, demonstrations, video clips, and experiential exercises.

Overview of Executive Skills
• Definitions
• Underlying Theory

Executive Skill Development Across the Lifespan
• Normal executive skill development from infancy through adulthood
• Negative influences on executive skill development (birth issues, head injuries, and disorders such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Assessment of Executive Skills
• Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews
• Behaviour Rating Scales

Modifying the Environment to Support Students with Weak Executive Skills
• Changing the Physical or Social Environment
• Modifying Tasks
• Changing the Way Adults Interact with Students

  • To describe the brain processes involved in executive skill development both in typically developing children and those with executive dysfunction (such as ADHD).
  • To identify how executive skills impact school performance and daily living.
  • “Best practices” in assessing executive skills, including both formal and informal measures.
  • To design interventions for improving executive skills in students, including 1) how to make environmental modifications to support weak executive skills, 2) how to develop protocols for teaching executive skills by embedding them in daily routines and classroom lessons, and 3) how to design student-centered interventions targeted to specific problem situations and executive skill challenges.
  • The critical features of a coaching method geared to improving school performance through supporting executive skill development.

Education and Clinical Professionals: K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors/Psychologists, Learning Assistance/ Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers. All other professionals who support students including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers, and Early Childhood Educators.

Parents, Caregiver, Foster Parents, Grandparents, and Extended Family raising a child.

Dr. Peg Dawson: In over 40 years of clinical practice, Dr. Peg Dawson has worked with thousands of children who struggle at home and in school. At the center of their struggles are often weak executive skills. Along with her colleague, Dr. Richard Guare, she has written numerous books on this topic for educators, mental health professionals, and parents, among them Smart but Scattered, Smart but Scattered Teens, Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, and Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits. Peg is also a past president of the National Association of School Psychologists, and the International School Psychology Association, and is a recipient of NASP’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment249.00N/A

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