2 Day Skills Training Intensive: Strengthening Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents – Peg Dawson, Ed.D., NCSP
From 8:30 am until 4:00 pm
At Royal Hotel West Edmonton
10010 – 178 St. NW Edmonton, AB T5S 1T3
Jack Hirose and Associates / Phone: 604.924.0296
Executive skills are sometimes called “the hidden curriculum.” They are skills such as task initiation, sustained attention, working memory, planning, organization, and goal-directed persistence that are absolutely critical to school success, yet curriculum standards seldom if ever explicitly reference these skills. Neuroscientists now tell us that these skills take a minimum of 25 years to reach full maturation, and the course of that development is influenced by experience and exposure, by modelling, practice, and direct instruction. This workshop will provide participants with a framework for understanding these key skills, how they develop in diverse populations, and how to support executive skills by embedding them into classroom routines and lessons and by tailoring interventions to meet the needs of individual students and classrooms.