Smart But Scattered: Building Executive Skills with Children and Adolescents

EXPERT: Peg Dawson, Ed.D., NCSP

Many students struggle in school because of a key set of skills that underlie academic performance in a fundamental way. Executive skills are brain-based skills such as task initiation, sustained attention, working memory, planning, organization, and goal-directed persistence that are absolutely critical to school success. This workshop, which offers intensive training in how to help these students, will provide a model for understanding what these skills are and how they develop.

Executive Functioning

What It Is, Why It’s Important, and What You Can Do About It

EXPERT:  Dr. Anthony Henley

This session provides an overview of the domain of executive functioning with an emphasis on how it influences academic performance and often contributes to bright students struggling in the classroom.