CANCELLED DUE TO STATE OF EMERGENCY
Massachusetts School Psychologist Association
Western MA Chapter Spring Conference
Smart but Scattered: Improving Executive Skills to Promote School Success
Peg Dawson, Ed. D.
Thursday, April 9, 2020 Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center, Sturbridge, MA
As a result of this conference, participants will:
1. Be able to describe the brain processes involved in executive skill development both in typically developing children and those with executive dysfunction (such as ADHD).
2. Be able to identify how executive skills impact school performance and daily living.
3. Know a variety of formal and informal assessment strategies for evaluating executive skills.
4. Learn how to make environmental modifications to support weak executive skills.
5. Learn a process for designing a “student-centered” intervention targeting problem situations associated with executive skill challenges.
We have made special arrangements to have the book Executive Functioning in Children and Adolescents, 3rd Edition available to members if you register and pay by April 1. If you are not a member, you can purchase the book at a 40% discount for $26 until April 1. Just make sure you register for that option and pay by April 1.
To receive the book you MUST register and pay by April 1st and select the registration that includes the book. If paying by PO or check the payment must arrive at the email or house address (see below) by April 1.
There will be no books available for those who complete registration after that date as we need to order the books and those registration categories will not be available.
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.
Accommodations & Other Information
The Sturbridge Host is handicap accessible and arrangements can be made to provide necessary accommodations.
A light breakfast and lunch is served. Please email any needed accommodations or dietary restrictions to firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week PRIOR to the workshop.
For those wishing to pay by purchase order, please complete registration, print the invoice, and mail invoice and district purchase order at least one week PRIOR to the conference to:
MSPA-West, 114 Church Street, Ware, MA 01082
PO materials can be emailed to Andy Koerner at email@example.com, again at least one week PRIOR to the conference.
For those wishing to pay by check, please complete the registration form, print the invoice, and mail check made out to MSPA at least one week PRIOR to the conference to:
If you have any questions, please contact Andy Koerner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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