Helping Kids Grow Their Own Executive Skills

EXPERT: Dr. Peg Dawson When adults have great executive skills themselves, they run the risk of doing things for kids rather than helping them learn to do for themselves. This […]

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.