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Webinar with Dr Peg Dawson!
February 25, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 amFree
Executive Skills & Literacy
Executive skills are task-oriented skills that underlie students’ ability to learn. They 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. Although seldom taught explicitly, many educators now see that students who are strong in
these skills are more successful than those who aren’t. This workshop will introduce the 11 executive skills featured in the “Smart but Scattered” model and will describe how they support literacy development.
As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Define 11 executive skills and give examples of how these skills manifest themselves both as strengths and challenges in daily school and home activities.
- Explain how executive skills develop across childhood.
- Explain how executive skills impact literacy development.
This webinar is free to attend.
Professional Development: One Continuing Education Unit (CEU) will be offered to educators working on their certificate renewal. Participants must attend the live webinar. Cost: IDA Members $0/Non-members $5
CEU certificates will be issued to those that submit the CEU – Webinar Reflection Form and make payment. Certificates will be emailed by March 11th, 2023.
Dr. Peg Dawson: In over 40 years of clinical practice, Dr. Peg Dawson has worked with thousands of children and teens 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.
IDA Arizona Moderator: Heather Caciola