Supporting Executive Skill Development When Schooling at Home
Understand how to structure schooling at home to support critical executive skill development.
About this Course
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, exposure, modeling, practice and direct instruction.
This workshop will provide participants with a framework for understanding what executive skills are, the critical role they play in learning, and how parents and caregivers can structure schooling at home to support executive skill development.
(Note: Although ASHA is not listed in the Educational Credits section below, ASHA credits can be arranged with advance request. If you would like to receive ASHA credits for this course, contact us before course purchase at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Meet the Presenter
Peg Dawson, Ed.D., NCSP
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.
Disclosure: Peg Dawson receives a speaking fee for her presentation. She has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Dawson and Guare integrate up-to-date theory with interventions that take a real-world, problem-solving approach to the full spectrum of executive difficulties, from inhibitory control and emotional regulation to initiation, working memory, planning, and organization.
Peter K. Isquith, PhD
Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Dartmouth Medical School
Drs. Dawson and Guare translate cutting-edge research into meaningful, practical, well-organized, and easy-to-implement strategies... to enhance a child’s natural executive abilities.