Dr. Dawson is very well known for her knowledge of Executive Skills, and for the tools she has developed to assist “smart but scattered” kids strengthen those skills.
Today, Dr. Dawson will share the same tips and tools she has been developing for decades, and has used to help innumerable children and teenagers with learning and attention disorders become successful problem solvers and self-reliant adults.
Something I found very fascinating about Dr. Dawson is how she breaks down the symptoms of learning and attention disorders to the very basic blocks within executive functions, so that you get a significantly more detailed understanding of what exactly is going on in the brain of your child.
There’s nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school.
Your “smart but scattered” child might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Nonetheless, there is a lot you can do to help.
The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial “executive skills”, which are the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions.
In this talk, Peg Dawson will share her knowledge on executive functions and teach you easy-to-follow steps to identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines.
All these small changes can add up to crucial improvements!
Dr. Peg Dawson, Ed.D is a prolific best-selling author and leading authority in the field of ADHD.
She has her doctorate in school & child clinical psychology from the University of Virginia.
She worked as a school psychologist for 16 years, and since 1992, she has worked at the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders in Portsmouth, NH.
She specializes in assessment of children and adults with learning and attention disorders.
She’s served as the president of the NH Assoc. of School Psychologists, the National Assoc. of School Psychologists, and the International School Psychology Association.
In 2006, Dr. Dawson received the National Assoc. of School Psychologists’ Lifetime Achievement Award.
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