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Smart but Scattered: Improving Executive Skills to Promote School Success
Dawson, Peg, Ed.D.
J & K Seminars / DVD on sale / 2016-03-01 / X60316
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Program Information (pdf)
Program Handouts (pdf0


Participants will be able to describe:

• brain processes involved in executive skill development both in typically developing children and those with executive dysfunction
• how executive skills impact school performance and daily living
• key strategies for improving executive skills in 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
• critical features of a coaching method geared to improving school performance through supporting executive skill development

Topics Covered

Overview of Executive Skills (ES)
Underlying Theory
Assessment of Executive Skills (ES)
Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews
Behavior Rating Scales
Formal/Informal Assessment
ES in the Context of Special Education/RTI
Strength/Weakness Profile Versus Disability
504 Accommodations Versus Special Education
Promoting ES Development within an RTI Framework
Introduction to Interventions
Executive Skill Profiles in Adults
How understanding our own executive skills profiles can improve how we work with others to improve their executive skills weaknesses
Intervention 1: Modifying the Environment
Changing the Physical or Social Environment
Modifying Tasks
Changing the Way Adults Interact with Students
Intervention 2: Teaching Executive Skills
Bedroom Cleaning
Teaching Students How to Pay Attention
Teaching Students to Make Homework Plans
Teaching Students an Organizational System
Teaching Students to Control Emotions
Intervention 3: Using Incentives to Encourage Practice
The benefits of using incentives or rewards
Simple incentives
Elaborate incentives (specific examples provided)
Whole Classroom Adaptations for All 3 Intervention Strategies
Incorporating all 3 strategies into whole-class routines
Seminars for middle or high school
Coaching - Part I
Theoretical underpinnings of coaching
Coaching job description
Fundamentals of Coaching for Academic Success
Coaching Students to Promote Positive Social Interactions
Coaching—Part II
Group Coaching and other coaching adaptations
Coaching Examples

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