Smart but Scattered with Dr. Peg Dawson - Shared screen with speaker view
Who can see your viewing activity?
i got bold and added music
Thank you! Love the music!
will we get the recorded session at the conclusion this evening?
to Natalie yes I can see you signing. thanks
can you spotlight?
Is this appropriate for kids to join here? We are watching this for our first grade and are wondering if we should invite him to watch or if this is geared towards adults.
how do I mute my face?
The button should be next to the mute button, it looks like a camera.
To mute your face you can click on view, upper right and chose how you want to view! Also what Grace said!;)
will we get the recorded session at the conclusion this evening?
This will be geared more to adults, but there won't be anything inappropriate for kids!
The session is being recorded!
@MPritchett--The recorded session will be available on our Jeffo Mental Health and Wellness Hub webpage by early next week.
I've worked in child psych for 3+ decades. Since the introduction of the internet/social media our kids are bombarded with data management and EF issues have skyrocketed. Do you see a connection?
Will the PowerPoint be made available to attendees?
@Christine--We will work with Dr Dawson to see if she can provide a handout of the slides.
Can others turn off the videos so I can see the ASL interpreter clearly? It's kinda distracting seeing other people doing other things.
if you pin the interpreter, everyone else will disappear (upper right corner of her box). It'll really help
@sara--do you know how to minimize the view and pin the interpreter?
I like seeing the speaker and the interpreter so I can see Dr Peg's face expression. But that's ok. Its all good
Please be courteous and mute
What book is the anxiety book?
yes!! I was just about to recommend that one!
I think that was "sitting still like a frog"
the video must be distracting to those trying to see the interpreter in the same way hearing background noise is to hearing participants
Meredith --- yes!
Sometimes zoom unmutes people when their connection is being wack
Not entirely their fault lol
Is there a teacher session scheduled for tomorrow? are they all attending? would love to pass the info along to our teachers in case not all of them were notified.
Yes! there are two teachers sessions tomorrow--one for secondary and one for elementary
Would love to have the teacher recording as well. Many of us are teaching at home now.
can we get some info to pass along?
can everyone please mute again
I am interested in the teacher sessions as well
Host controls can mute all
OMG, I figured this out by accident! "What is your plan?" is a common question in our household.
I am also interested in the teacher sessions.
For Task Initiation, I find following up on those time-start prompts much easier with physical tasks versus school assignments. Any tips to make sure they’re really starting vs. just staring at the blank screen not able to take the first step?
the slides or recording would be valudable resources to the parents who are helping jeffco students, also.
Me, too Peg!
Peg, I'm with you too. :)
any good books on Organization?
good organizational book: That crumpled paper was due last week
and what if a mom is the only orginized person in the fam lol???
I kind of like science fairs myself....my kids not so much
That is true, we are always in a hurry.
My 3rd grader attends a school that has put an emphasis on this.
I'm looking for help and recommendations for engaging a teen that is not open to help from his parents. Any tips?
Is anyone else having trouble with the audio cutting in and out?
@Michelle, not over here
Peg Dawson offers a Smart but Scattered for Teens book. Sometimes reading it rather than hearing it from a parent works
yes! thank you!
not seeing the image change
I still see 4 years old...
i dont see it
the image is still on age 4
can’t see images
STILL ON AGE 4
It's the color changing:)
I don’t see an image.
here's the link: https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/09/15/health/20080915-brain-development.html
Hannah Brown FRCC (she/her)
I believe the website is https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/09/15/health/20080915-brain-development.html
my screen is showing the fourth grade education cartoon still
doing live demos is tricky on zoom
Isn't technology fun??
And we even tested it first!
The image requires Flash which is no longer supported on in most browsers
when I try the web link it says something about installing flash
its looks like the nytimes brain website is flash enabled- and unfortunately flash no longer works as of December 2020
Any thoughts on elementary schools that have a no homework policy? I like no homework but I worry about the lack of preparedness at the Middle school level
Yes I have a question. How do you get a chd to start something they dont want to start bc they get too intimidated and give up before they try?
That is what I am doing now :).
And I can't get help from the school because they say he is only 1 grade level behind. The special education teacher said in front of him I know you are smart in think you are just playing dumb and being lazy 😭
yes thank you!
That breaks my heart - I'm so sorry
this happened to my HS son who has ADHD--so heartbreaking!!
How can you tell that your child exhibits ADD or ADHD vs. what seems like typical development? We aren’t behind or failing but it does seem to impact his potential and I hear that he just needs to try harder. It’s not that he isn’t trying…
You can work with his DR and have him tested. Once you have a diagnosis you must fight hard with the school to get a 504
What about kids with choice paralysis?
Be prepared to fight at least 2 x a year or more to keep teachers following the 504
My child has a 504 and I have not had that experience, thankfully.
A good strategy for choice paralysis is to list the benefits/drawbacks of each and ask which of the benefits they want
Is altering the environment to accommodate my ASD/gifted 7 y.o. delaying the development of these skills or will he be able to work on them on his own schedule (asynchronous)?
Jen we will add this to the list of questions but doing that with your child now is teaching life skills -- even we as adults use those types of accommodations
Good ideas. Thank you!
Will these charts be included as PDFs?
Thank you it is heartbreaking.
if I have a teen, should I still get both of your books?
thank you so much these are so helpful!
@Brady, the Teen book is great if you just have adolescents. the examples are specific to that age group. But, if you think your children may be much further behind on these skills, then the other book might be helpful
so much good information and so many useful too.
Thank you. So informative I will purchase the book.
tools. thank you!
Where can we watch this presentation again?
Declarative Language is great for those observational statements!
The recording will be posted on the Jeffco Mental Health and Wellness Hub webpage early next week
Can you post the presentation separately?
@Drew yes, we can do that
Peg, thank you very much for this
Thank you so much!
Molly Ostwald (she/her)
Are the slides available for parents to print?
Thank you so much.. This was interesting and helpful :)
I would love some advice on parenting one child who has excellent executive functioning and one who really is challenged, ages 8 & 9 1/2.
what strategies would you put in place to help teens manage their own social media vs. parents putting the limits and controls in place?
Thank you so much...there was such good information. I will be getting the book.
My question is my son fell apart and is failing right now bc he was used to the discipline at school and now doesn't have that. I feel like the teacher but I work and dont have time constantly be checking if he is doing his work. Our relationship is failing right now bc he has. even lying to me about completing assignments. I have tried to help him problem solving and note taking but he still doesn't do it. I want to have a relationship and not be nagging him all the time. What do I do? He is a 6th grader.
Amen! I have ADHD, too!
My son sounds a lot like the boy you mentioned earlier. He has been diagnosed with Tourette's as well as ADHD. He has a 504 at school and very supportive teachers so he manages it very well; however he still struggles quite a bit with EF skills. Is there anything else we should be doing for him other than practicing the skills you teach?
I know many adults over 40 with underdeveloped PFCs - ha!
The original Smart but Scattered talks a lot about matches and mis-matches in EF between kids and parents. Super helpful.
I HAVE ADD and so does my son! I have learned it is a TRAIT not a DISORDER:)
I am a mom of a high schooler. is it a good idea to check if the work is done ?
Jessica, is your son lying to you about completing assignments because he is afraid of something, like you getting mad at him if he doesn’t complete it? Might not be, just a thought.
Can we get copies of the slides??
@Amy, yes, we can post those as well
Thank you! Very helpful info.
Most of these start with a kid who will listen and respond back. any tips if even minor challenges cause a child to shut down and be unable to engage (crying or curling up in a ball or storming off to room)
thank you. he struggles with transitions so we limit them.
for a child that has a lot of lagging executive skills, would you focus on one first and work on it for a long time? or should we work on all ?
No the first time he started lying was because he said it was because he didnt know how to do it, but he didnt ask his teacher for help he just chose not to do it or ask for help.
Peg, so wonderful to see you! I learn something new from you every time I have the privilege to hear/see you!!
Excellent and helpful presentation and discussion. Thank you all.
A lot of kids struggle with asking for help, unfortunately
Thank you so much this was so helpful and you did an amazing job!
A lot of roadblocks that kids create for themselves in their lives come from fear
I wish I could afford a coach but I would love to read your book I think it would help alot.
Fear of failure, fear of others perceptions, fear of others reactions
as a parent of high schooler... almost impossible to check work on schoolology.
The book is great and will be practical for tips!
Can we get that part in the powerpoint as well?
Thank you for sharing the PP presentation!
Hannah Brown FRCC (she/her)
Thank you so much for your presentation and information!
Sometimes a coach can be an informal relationship with a trusted adult (not parent) in the child's life.
Juliane Brown (Mines)
This was so helpful. Thank you so much for providing this opportunity to us.
Thank you so much, Peg!
@linda that will be in there
Thank you for the presentation! This was really helpful!
This was AMAZING
thank you so much!!!!! so much appreciare you guys!!!! so needed to hear that
That was great, thanks!
Wonderful session !
Thank you for sharing all your information! Thank you for sharing the powerpoint.
Thank you so much!
Thanks so much!
Thank you Yanasak :). yes I think the problem is he makes it out to be bigger than it is.