Below is a list of PDF articles, research, and publications that Drs. Dawson and Guare have authored.
- Coaching Teenagers (and Younger Children) A coaching model to help teenagers with attention disorders and executive skill deficits be more successful in school and reach the career goals.
- Homework: Problems & Solutions Of all the challenges parents face as they guide their children through school, homework is, for many, the most daunting. This handbook is written for parents who struggle with children who struggle with homework.
- Daily Homework Planner Use this tool with your student to manage their workload.
- Incentive Planning Sheet A homework contract and incentive planning tool.
- Best Practices in Assessing and Improving Executive Skills Chapter written by Dr. Peg Dawson.
How Executive Skills Create Successful Students
A lecture by Dr. Peg Dawson on the Importance of Executive Functioning for Success in School.
Teaching Preteen Independence Without Hovering
Free Webinar Replay
Do most conversations with your preteen end in a shouting match? You're not alone. Peg Dawson, Ed.D., explains how to navigate the precarious parent-child relationship through adolescence, while giving your child the independence he craves.
The Teen Brain and Risk TakingJoin Peg Dawson, Ed.D., as she discusses how the teen brain processes information related to risk evaluation and how this is different from how adults process risk.
The Teen Brain and Thinking SkillsJoin Peg Dawson, Ed.D., as she discusses how the teen brain processes information and how they think, which is different from how adults think.
Smart But Scattered: Executive Dysfunction at Home and at SchoolThis is an excerpt from the video lecture entitled "Smart But Scattered: Executive Dysfunction at Home and at School" by Richard Guare, Ph.D., D-BCBA and Dr. Peg Dawson, Ed.D., NCSP. For details on the full video and to order, please visit the CMI Education Institute's website at www.pesi.com.
Randominder is an iTunes application that helps kids and adults stay on track to complete tasks on time.
Imagine a child sitting down to complete classwork, or an adult preparing taxes. With Randominder, each person can set a time to complete the task, for example, within one hour. Within that hour, Randominder can be programmed to set an alarm at certain intervals every 10 seconds, 10 minutes or to any chosen length of time.
The advantage of Randominder is that these alarms are not always exact. Traditional alarms may be ineffective because a person will naturally condition themselves to a regular sounding alarm. But with Randominder, these alarms sound randomly within a range that is based on the users desired “average interval”. So a 10 second average might produce an alarm after 13 seconds, but the next may sound in only 8 seconds. In this way, the user is kept off guard, and the alarms are more likely to achieve their desired effect: keeping the user focused on the task at hand.
Randominder also has a high degree of customization. Users can input their own text, images, vibration patterns, and even record custom audio for use as reinforcements (imagine a child who heard his teacher’s voice telling him to pay attention...or his mother’s voice!). Tasks can be named and saved, so that school professionals or kids themselves can start pre-programmed tasks and thereby assume a greater level of autonomy.
Randominder was conceived and designed by Dr. Peg Dawson Ed.D and Dr. Richard Guare Ph.D, in conjunction with Colin Guare, with over 50 years of experience in homes and schools, working to help children and their parents and teachers, address and overcome organizational and attention deficits.
Available through iTunes
Compatible with iPhone,
iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 5.0 or later.