About Us

In over 30 years of clinical practice, Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have worked with thousands of children who struggle at home and in school. At the center of their struggles are weak executive skills, and through our writing and now this website, we spotlight these skills that are critical for school and life success.

We hope that by sharing what we have learned, we can help parents, teachers, and therapists to better understand the role executive skills play in healthy development and to identify tools and strategies they can use to assist “smart but scattered” kids become successful problem solvers and self-reliant adults.

Please take the time to explore this website to learn more about the resources available for improving executive skills in children and teenagers both at home and at school.

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