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Saturday, February 27 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Keynote 3: Beyond “Lazy and Unmotivated” Why Parents and Teachers Need to Know about Executive Skills

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When the conversation turns to executive skills, teachers and parents often say, “We didn’t know anything about these when we were growing up—and we turned out just fine.” In this keynote, Dr. Dawson confronts that sentiment head on. The co-author of Smart but Scattered and other books on executive skills explains the executive skills framework she’s been working with for over 20 years—why it’s a better way to describe struggling students than calling them lazy or unmotivated, and why the more parents and teachers understand about these skills, the better they’ll be able to help students strengthen these important habits of mind. She will paint a picture of the strategies she sees as holding the most promise for helping students of all ages develop, tune up, and master these critical life skills.

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Peg Dawson

Dr. Peg Dawson worked as a school psychologist for many years before joining her colleague and co-author in establishing the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. By specializing in the assessment of children and adults with learning and attention... Read More →

Saturday February 27, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm GMT+08
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