2022-2023 Parent Information Series

Executive Functioning Presentation

  • The Orchard Park Central School District will kick off the 2022-2023 Parent Information Series with a virtual presentation: Executive Functioning given by, Dr. Peg Dawson, co-author of the books Smart but Scattered and Smart but Scattered Teens.  

    Executive skills are critical to the acquisition of academic skills, but, more importantly, they are the skills students need to get things done. They are brain-based skills such as task initiation, sustained attention, working memory, planning, organization, and goal-directed persistence that are critical to school success. Some students seem to acquire them naturally, but many students struggle with them. Dr. Peg Dawson will describe how these skills develop throughout childhood and suggest strategies parents can use to help children acquire the critical skills they need to be successful students.

    Dr. Dawson will be virtually presenting to parents and community members in Orchard Park on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.  The presentation will be held from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LtiIXCneRWWqXxmAP4PFMg  to pre-register for this free presentation.

    Peg Dawson, Ed.D., is a school psychologist with an expertise in the assessment of learning and attention disorders.  She is the co-author of numerous books on executive skills, including Smart but Scattered and Smart but Scattered Teens, is a past president of the National Association of School Psychologists and a recipient of NASP’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

    The next event in the 2022-2023 Parent Information Series is Talking To Children About Tragedy presented by Dr. Amanda Nickerson, on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.

    Visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LtiIXCneRWWqXxmAP4PFMg  to pre-register for this free presentation.  

     

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