Speaker Series 2018-19
May 8, 2019
Dr. Peg Dawson
Peg Dawson, Ed.D., NCSP, received her doctorate in school/child clinical psychology from the University of Virginia. She worked as a school psychologist for 16 years in Maine and New Hampshire, and since 1992 has worked at the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where she specializes in the assessment of children and adults with learning and attention disorders. She has many years of organizational experience at the state, national, and international level, and served in many capacities, including president of the New Hampshire Association of School Psychologists, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the International School Psychology Association. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on a variety of topics, including retention, ability grouping, reading disorders, attention disorders, the sleep problems of adolescents, the use of interviews in the assessment process, and homework. Along with her colleague, Dr. Richard Guare, she has written several books for parents and professionals on the topic of executive skills, including Smart but Scattered and Smart but Scattered Teens. Peg is the 2006 recipient of the National Association of School Psychologists’ Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dr. Dawson will present to students in Grades 6-8 during the day, followed by faculty and staff, and finally during an open session from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The title of the presentation is Smart but Scattered: How Executive Skills Create Successful Students.
November 26, 2018
Hurtful, bias based name calling and bullying occur in elementary schools, including words and actions based on skin color, religion, gender, appearance, perceived sexual orientation, ethnicity, and abilities. Effective intervention requires naming and understanding these biases. As parents and educators, we can learn to support our children in their development in this area so they can become upstanders and allies in their communities.
This interactive workshop is designed for elementary educators/counselors, youth sports and group leaders, and parents to learn best practices and gain advice on how to navigate and help prevent underlying biases with children.