Executive Skills in Children and Youth: Assessing and Intervening

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Jan 27, 2022 – presented by Dr. Peg Dawson

Executive skills are task-oriented skills that underlie students’ ability to learn. Although seldom taught explicitly, it has become clear, particularly as parents and schools were forced to adapt to the pandemic, that students who are strong in these skills are more successful than those who aren’t. This workshop will give participants an overview of the “Smart but Scattered” model for understanding, assessing, and treating executive skill challenges. 

As a result of this workshop, participants will: 

  1. Be able to identify how executive skills impact school performance and daily living. 
  2. Know a variety of formal and informal assessment strategies for evaluating executive skills. 
  3. Learn how to make environmental modifications to support weak executive skills. 
  4. Learn how to design protocols for teaching executive skills. 
  5. Learn a process for designing a “student-centered” intervention targeting problem situations associated with executive skill challenges. 



Hear our esteemed speaker address these topics and more within our live webinar. 

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 numerousbookson 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.

This session will include a lecture from the speaker and will be followed by a question and answer period. Participants will have a chance to submit questions in advance of the event, as well as in the live chat. The webinar will be held on January 27, 2022, and will run from 9:00am to 12:00pm (Mountain Standard Time). 

This webinar will be hosted using Zoom and recorded for those who are unable to attend the live event. All registrants will receive a link to the recorded webinar and all presentation materials several days after the conclusion of the event. 

In the event that participants cannot attend the live event, the webinar will be recorded and distributed to those who have registered. Those who view the recorded webinar will still be eligible to obtain continuing education credits.