REGISTRATION CLOSED AS OF 4/7/21 8:00 PM
Massachusetts School Psychologist Association
Western MA Chapter Spring Conference
Smart but Scattered (Part 1): Assessing Executive Skills in Children and Adults
Peg Dawson, Ed. D.
Online Training (Zoom link will be sent to registered participants)
As a result of this conference, participants will:
1. Identify 4 purposes for assessing executive skills.
2. Describe the strengths and weaknesses of 5 different components of a comprehensive executive skills assessment.
3. Identify at least 3 progress monitoring measures for evaluating the effectiveness of executive skills interventions.
Margaret (Peg) Dawson, Ed. D.: In over 40 years of clinical practice, Dr. Peg Dawson has worked with thousands of children and teens who struggle at home and in school. At the center of their struggles are often weak executive skills. Along with her colleague, Dr. Richard Guare, she has written numerous books on this topic for educators, mental health professionals, and parents, among them Smart but Scattered, Smart but Scattered Teens, Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, and Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits. Peg is also a past president of the National Association of School Psychologists, and the International School Psychology Association, and is a recipient of NASP’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
For those wishing to pay by purchase order, please complete registration, print or save invoice, share invoice with your district, and have district e/mail purchase order at least one week PRIOR to the event:
MSPA Conference Committee
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Boston, MA 02127
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Continuing Education Policy
The Massachusetts School Psychologists Association is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to offer contact hours. The DESE requires the completion of a pre-test, which is to be completed prior to the workshop start time. A post-test is also required and will be given at the end of the workshop. Participants must attend the ENTIRE CONFERENCE and satisfy state regulations in order to receive contact hours. Each participant is responsible for knowing and meeting the DESE licensure requirements.
CE HOURS: The Massachusetts School Psychologists Association is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to sponsor continuing education (CE) for psychologists. In keeping with NASP requirements, these are awarded in contact hours only. CE hours will be awarded at the close of the workshop. MSPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Arriving more than 15 minutes late or failing to stay for the entire program will result in the inability to obtain a PD certificate. Certificates will only be distributed at the conclusion of the program to individuals who have arranged for payment.
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