Smart but Scattered Adults - Manage ADHD by Targeting Executive Skills
Many adults with ADHD fail to finish college, hold down a job, progress in their career, or maintain satisfactory relationships with friends and family—even when they are highly motivated. What’s getting in the way is not their unwillingness or resistance to change, but weak executive skills. In this training, author and expert , Peg Dawson, EdD, NCSP, will provide you with cutting-edge neuroscience on executive functioning and practical strategies to help adults with ADHD overcome obstacles presented by weak executive skills.
At the conclusion, attendees should be able to:
- Understand the impact of ADHD on brain functioning
- Use assessment tools to help clients better use their executive skills
- Learn skills to help adults with ADHD control emotions, manage their everyday lives, and get things done
- Use key strategies to help ADHD clients cope with weak executive skills
- Develop strategies for improving executive skills at home, in relationships, and in the workplace
Featuring: Peg Dawson, EdD, NCSP
Peg Dawson, EdD, NCSP, 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 since 1992 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 the author of 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. Along with her colleague, Dr. Richard Guare, she has written several books for parents and professionals on the topic of executive skills, including Smart but Scattered and Smart but Scattered Teens. Peg is the 2006 recipient of the National Association of School Psychologists’ Lifetime Achievement Award.