Speaker: Peg Dawson, Ed.D.

Episode 4: Executive Function Skills Can Be Explicitly Taught

Episode 4: Executive Function Skills Can Be Explicitly Taught

It’s hard to sympathize with a kid who never finishes his classwork on time, doesn’t put away his toys without a reminder, or cannot seem to carryover that love and focus for video games into school work. Strong Executive Function skills are required to stay engaged, get organized, control impulsive actions, and rein in inappropriate emotional reactions. On today’s podcast, our guest Dr. Peg Dawson, co-author of “Smart but Scattered,” will share how these crucial ‘habits of mind’ can be taught explicitly.

* This is Peg’s second podcast episode that explains how and why Executive Functions can be developed and learned.

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Episode 3: The Untold Story of “Failure to Launch”

Episode 3: The Untold Story of “Failure to Launch”

In recent years, Hollywood has glorified and glamorized the stories of “epic failures to launch” with great humor and light-heartedness. The untold story behind each failure is an utter lack of discipline, no impulse control, and zero goal planning. The brain’s executive function skills interfere with all the ingredients for a launch: one’s persistence, planning, prioritizing, and execution. On today’s podcast, Dr. Peg Dawson will discuss what is Executive Function and how it helps us to “launch” ourselves.

* This is Peg’s first podcast episode that discusses the importance of Executive Function and the necessity of taking the time to develop it fully.

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