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In-Person Seminar

VA Smart but Scattered: Effective EF Strategies to Empower Children to Thrive Emotionally, Socially, and Academically


Speaker:
Margaret Dawson, EdD, NCSP
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LIP059515
Brochure Code:
FAI89912
Media Type:
In-Person Seminar - Also available: Live Webcast | Digital Seminar | Live Webinar
Location:
Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax - Fairfax, Virginia

Dates

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Description

Children who have deficient executive skills often have trouble getting started on tasks, get distracted easily, lose papers or assignments and forget to hand in homework …

Often considered chronic underachievers, these children are at risk for academic failure as well as social-emotional and behavioral difficulties.

… YOU can be the one to help them!

Join Dr. Dawson, esteemed expert and author on Executive Functioning, for a transformative training that will empower you to support these struggling students. Dive into captivating case examples and interactive discussions that translate cutting-edge research into meaningful, practical, and easy-to-implement techniques to help any student.

Walk away with a comprehensive toolkit that includes evidence-based strategies - assessment tools, environmental modifications, cognitive and behavioral skill building techniques - to help students …

  • Establish effective systems to manage materials, assignments, and responsibilities
  • Prioritize tasks, manage schedules, and meet deadlines
  • Mitigate impulsive behaviors and decision-making
  • Foster perseverance and persistence to reach goals
  • Discover their unique strengths and capabilities

Go back to your office with can’t fail strategies and real-world solutions to help adolescents to overcome obstacles, at home and school!

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



* Credit Note - *

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate. For the in-person event, after attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will need to log into their online account to complete the online evaluation (and, if applicable for your profession, the online post-test with 80% passing score). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others. After completion of the evaluation (and post-test, if applicable), participants can download/print their certificate of completion. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance will be available in the attendee online account after completion of the evaluation and online post-test (if the test is required for your profession). An adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be sent within 30 days (if your board allows).

Continuing Education Information: Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live, in-person event only. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact info@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see below.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.
 


* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 6.25 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


Counselors - Counselors

This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Counselors - District of Columbia (DC) Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.0 continuing education clock hours for DC Counselors. The District of Columbia Municipal Regulations for Professional Counseling (S.6612.3) confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling by organizations that have been approved by a counseling board in another state. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 7.0 contact hours. 


Counselors - Maryland Counselors

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the . A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.


Counselors - Virginia Counselors

CE credit is available. This course is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing competency instruction for Virginia Counselors. The Virginia Board of Counseling recognizes continuing competency activities in the behavioral health field offered by organizations that are approved by a counseling board in another state (18VAC115-20-105). PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 6.25 contact hours. 


Social Workers - Social Workers

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Course Level: Intermediate Format: In-person.  Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Psychologists - Maryland Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Maryland Psychologists. Pursuant to COMAR 10.36.02, the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists accepts continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Psychologists - Virginia Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Virginia Psychologists. The Virginia Board of Psychology (S.18VAC125-20-122) confirms acceptance of programs by any continuing education provider approved by a psychological association or psychology board in another state or jurisdiction. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Psychologists - Psychologists & Physicians

Physicians: PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Psychologists: The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Educators/Teachers

This course is designed to qualify towards your professional development requirement. The course is 6.25 clock hours in length.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

Intermediate Level

.6 ASHA CEUs

 

** Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists must complete the post-test and evaluation within two weeks of attending the live event if they would like their participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Detailed instructions will be provided the day of the program under the Handouts section of the online program.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Handouts/Brochure

Speaker

Margaret Dawson, EdD, NCSP's Profile

Margaret Dawson, EdD, NCSP Related seminars and products


Peg Dawson, EdD, NCSP, is a school psychologist and for over 20 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. She is co-author of the bestselling books on executive dysfunction, Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: 2nd Edition (Guilford, 2010), Smart but Scattered (Guilford, 2009) and Smart but Scattered Teens (Guilford, 2013).

Peg is a past editor of Communiqué, the newsletter of the National Association of School Psychologists, and has published numerous articles and book chapters on a variety of topics, including retention, ability grouping, reading disorders, attention disorders, the sleep problems of adolescents, the use of interviews in the assessment process, and homework.

Peg has many years of organizational experience at the state, national and international levels and served in many capacities, including president of the New Hampshire Association of School Psychologists, the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the International School Psychology Association.She has also participated in many of NASP’s leadership initiatives, including the Futures Conference and the development of both the second and third Blueprint for the Training and Practice of School Psychology. She is the 2006 recipient of NASP’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Peg received her doctorate in school/child clinical psychology from the University of Virginia.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Margaret (Peg) Dawson is an author for Guilford Press and receives royalties. She is an author for Amacon publishers and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Margaret (Peg) Dawson has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Additional Info

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Live Event Schedule

Please note: There will be a 60 minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Timeline for Completion

Please complete the CE quiz and/or evaluation within one week after the event.


Outline

Navigating Executive Skills in Children
  • Underlying theory
  • Brain function and child development
  • Key concepts about executive skills
  • Foundational vs. advanced EF skills
  • Case examples: Goal-directed persistence
Assessment of Executive Skills
Tools to Pinpoint a Range of Cognitive and Behavioral Challenges
  • Parent/teacher/student interviews
  • Behavior rating scales
  • Observations
  • Informal assessment
  • Formal assessment
Key Strategies to Manage Weak Executive Skills
  • When and how to make environmental modifications
  • How to teach executive skills strategies to children
  • The way it is worded it does not make sense
  • How to build motivation when skills are difficult
Putting Together an Effective Student-Centered Intervention Plan
  • How to:
    • Create the perfect plan to enhance child’s natural abilities
    • Match the skill to child’s developmental level
    • Use the child’s innate drive for mastery and control
    • Effortful tasks and ways to make tasks less difficult
    • Incentives that augment instruction
    • Provide information without being the direct support Transfer responsibility to student
    • Limitations of the research and potential risks

Objectives

  1. Assess the relationship between the executive skills and brain development/function in relation to assessment and treatment planning.
  2. Propose strategies to accommodate and strengthen weak planning and organizational skill, to improve client level of functioning.
  3. Appraise assessment tools used to identify deficits in executive functioning to better inform your choice of treatment interventions.
  4. Determine how executive skills impact performance and activities of daily living at home and school for the purpose of client psychoeducation.
  5. Utilize environmental modification strategies to support deficits in executive skills thus improving treatment outcomes.
  6. Implement strategies that transition children from being externally prompted to internally regulated.

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Teachers
  • School Guidance Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses
  • School Administrators
  • Educational Paraprofessionals
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Other Helping Professionals Who Work with Children

Reviews

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Overall:      4.8

Total Reviews: 21

Comments

Kathy B

"This was the best PESI course I have taken! I have taken a few over the past few years."

Janet K

"Excellent course!"

Ami P

"Wonderful Seminar. Looking forward to taking another one of Dr. Dawson's seminar's in the future. "

Rebecca E

"Too little time is spent on intervention methods/ providing concrete examples in a concise manner. "

Wendy A

"Speaker very engaging and knowledgeable. Easy to follow and gave great examples of interventions that I can use!"

Faithe K

"So informative! Would have liked more examples to help parents, so clinicians can help them learn and for clinicians to help clients. "

Deborah E

"Excellent seminar. Very knowledgeable presenter. Information very useful."

Melissa B

"Very engaging presenter. "

Pamela M

"She was excellent! I would have liked to have had more time with her."

Kalyn K

"Dr. Dawson was a knowledgeable and friendly presenter! She obviously has much personal experience with this topic which made it easier to relate to her and what she was presenting!"

Location

Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax

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3950 Fair Ridge Dr, Fairfax, Virginia 22033, United States
(703) 385-7774
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