May 26 - May 27, 2020

Peg Dawson, Ed.D.

> Peg Dawson, Ed.D.

Peg Dawson, Ed.D., received her doctorate in school/child clinical psychology from the University of Virginia. She worked as a school psychologist for 16 years in Maine and New Hampshire, and, for the past 25 years has worked at the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where she specializes in the assessment of children and adults with learning and attention disorders. Along with her colleague, Dr. Richard Guare, she has authored several books, including two books for professionals, Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention and Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits, as well as two books for parents, Smart but Scattered and Smart but Scattered Teens. Their most recent book is a self-help book written for adults, The Smart but Scattered Guide to Success. Dr. Dawson is a past president of  both the National Association of School Psychologists and the International School Psychology Association. She is also the 2006 recipient of NASP’s Lifetime Achievement Award and a 2010 recipient of the International School Psychology Association Distinguished Services Award.

Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

​9:00am - 11:30am

School-Based Strategies for Promoting Executive Skill Development

This workshop will present a variety of intervention strategies to promote executive skill development. These will include classroom and whole school strategies designed to improve executive skills in all students as well as small group strategies. A framework for designing individualized interventions for students with more significant executive skill weaknesses will also be presented.

As a result of this workshop, participants will learn:

  1. Key strategies for improving executive skills in individual students, including 1) how to make environmental modifications to support weak executive skills, 2) how to design protocols for teaching executive skills, and 3) how to use incentives effectively to encourage students to engage in the practice necessary for improving executive skills.
  2. How to create class-wide and school-wide routines designed to enhance executive skills of all students.
  3. Models for teaching students executive skills, including coaching and classroom-based instruction.


Montréal, QC 

Hosted by SISP student committee, McGill University

Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology