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Peg Dawson, Ed.D., NCSP

Peg Dawson, Ed.D., NCSP

Dr. Peg Dawson: In over 40 years of clinical practice, Dr. Peg Dawson has worked with thousands of children 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.



“Dr. Dawson is incredibly informative and provided exceptional clarity on executive functioning skills. She was generous with her materials and I left feeling much more confident in how I can approach students that are struggling. This was so useful to me and I would highly recommend this workshop to ANYONE who has questions.”
– Calgary, AB | November 5 – 6, 2019

“This course was very interesting and engaging. Peg was incredibly knowledgeable, shared amazing resources and gave real like examples of how her strategies have worked and been implemented. Would highly recommend her course to other teachers and professionals.”
– Ottawa, ON | October 30 – 31, 2019

“Great presenter with a realistic, positive approach, who drew capable on her experiences. I was certainly glad I attended today’s session!”
-Halifax, NS | June 5, 2014

Wow! Thank you. I will use what I gained in the classroom and at home – with myself, my students, my colleagues and my family.”
-Jodie K. (Grade 1 Teacher) | Edmonton, AB | June 3, 2014

“Excellent speaker – engaging and funny!”
-Marie (Mental Health Worker, Alberta Health Services) | Lethbridge, AB | April 29, 2014

“Fabulous as always. Wish I could provide feedback that was helpful, but I’m always very happy with all aspects of Dr. Dawson’s presentations – this is the third I’ve attended.”
-Natasha (School Psychologist) | Halifax, NS | June 5, 2014

“I really enjoyed the balance of research and personal anecdotes. Very informative – I definitely recognized many kids on my caseload in the examples and feel like I have some more tools to use to help them. Thank you.”
-Lethbridge, AB | April 29, 2014

“Excellent and most engaging speaker. The information shared was very helpful, practical, and will definitely enhance my practice working with struggling students. Thank you so much.”
-Halifax, NS | June 5, 2014

“Very thorough and professional.”
-Kathryn (Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation) | Edmonton, AB | June 3, 2014

“The workshop content and presenter was absolutely excellent and very insightful! I will definitely attend another workshop by Peg Dawson if I get the opportunity.”
-Halifax, NS | June 5, 2014