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Smart But Scattered

Author : Peg Dawson
ISBN : 1606238809
Genre : Psychology
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There's nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your "smart but scattered" 4- to 13-year-old might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there's a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial "executive skills"--the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Helpful worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Small changes can add up to big improvements--this empowering book shows how. See also the authors' Smart but Scattered Teens and their self-help guide for adults. Plus, an academic planner for middle and high school students and related titles for professionals.

Smart But Scattered

Author : Peg Dawson
ISBN : 9781593859879
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 68. 69 MB
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Presents advice for parents of children who lack basic "executive skills," providing strategies to help children become organized, increase concentration, follow instructions, be persistent, and complete homework and chores on time.

Smart But Scattered Teens

Author : Richard Guare
ISBN : 9781609182298
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Uses key principles from the business world to help teens get organized, stay focused, and control their impulses.

The Smart But Scattered Guide To Success

Author : Peg Dawson
ISBN : 9781462516964
Genre : Medical
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Meeting a huge demand, Peg Dawson and Richard Guare (authors of the bestselling Smart but Scattered books focusing on kids and teens) now provide a state-of-the-art resource specifically geared to adults. Drs. Dawson and Guare offer expert guidance for boosting executive skills--the core brain-based abilities needed to get more done with less stress. Readers will be drawn in by realistic examples, self-quizzes, and science-based tools for strengthening time management, organization, emotional control, and more. And what you can't change, you can work around! The book is packed with simple yet effective strategies for maintaining focus, conquering clutter, staying on top of work demands, and taming the chaos of family life. Numerous worksheets and forms (which purchasers can download and print in a convenient 8½" x 11" size) help readers customize the strategies to fit their needs. See also the authors' Smart but Scattered parenting guides, plus an academic planner for students and related titles for professionals.

Coaching Students With Executive Skills Deficits

Author : Peg Dawson
ISBN : 9781462503759
Genre : Education
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This practical manual presents an evidence-based coaching model for helping students whose academic performance is suffering due to deficits in executive skills, including time and task management, planning, organization, impulse control, and emotional regulation. In just a few minutes a day, coaches can provide crucial support and instruction tailored to individual students' needs. From leading experts, the book provides detailed guidelines for incorporating coaching into a response-to-intervention framework, identifying students who can benefit, conducting each session, and monitoring progress. Special topics include how to implement a classwide peer coaching program. More than three dozen reproducible assessment tools, forms, and handouts are featured; the large-size format and lay-flat binding facilitate photocopying. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series.

Executive Skills In Children And Adolescents

Author : Peg Dawson
ISBN : 9781606235713
Genre : Psychology
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This bestselling guide provides step-by-step guidelines and practical tools to promote executive skill development. Includes more than two dozen reproducible assessment tools, checklists, and planning sheets.

The Impulsive Disorganized Child

Author : James Forgan
ISBN : 9781618214034
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 76. 95 MB
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Impulsive, scattered, lost, unfocused, unprepared, disorganized: These are just a few of the words used to describe kids with executive functioning deficits, which commonly affect many children already diagnosed with ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism. The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Solutions for Parenting Kids with Executive Functioning Difficulties helps parents pinpoint weak executive functions in their children, then learn how to help their kids overcome these deficits with practical, easy solutions. Children who can't select, plan, initiate, or sustain action toward their goals are children who simply struggle to succeed in school and other aspects of life. Parents need the helpful, proven advice and interactive surveys and action plans in this book to empower them to take positive action to teach their disorganized, impulsive child to achieve independence, success, and a level of self-support.

Bright Kids Who Can T Keep Up

Author : Ellen Braaten
ISBN : 9781462515882
Genre : Psychology
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Do you find yourself constantly asking your child to "pick up the pace"? Does he or she seem to take longer than others to get stuff done--whether completing homework, responding when spoken to, or getting dressed and ready in the morning? Drs. Ellen Braaten and Brian Willoughby have worked with thousands of kids and teens who struggle with an area of cognitive functioning called "processing speed," and who are often mislabeled as lazy or unmotivated. Filled with vivid stories and examples, this crucial resource demystifies processing speed and shows how to help kids (ages 5 to 18) catch up in this key area of development. Helpful practical tools can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Learn how to obtain needed support at school, what to expect from a professional evaluation, and how you can make daily routines more efficient--while promoting your child's social and emotional well-being.

Helping Students Take Control Of Everyday Executive Functions

Author : Paula Moraine
ISBN : 0857005766
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 90. 82 MB
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This book presents an innovative model for supporting executive function in students with attention, memory, organization, planning, inhibition, initiative, and flexibility difficulties, including those with ADHD, ADD, autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. The author advocates a student-centred approach in which educators first explore 8 key 'ingredients' with the student: relationships; strengths and weaknesses; self-advocacy and responsibility; review and preview; motivation and incentive; synthesis and analysis; rhythm and routine; and practice and repetition. She provides a step-by-step explanation of how these 'ingredients' can then be used in different ways and in different combinations to successfully address particular areas of difficulty. The approach is clearly explained, and the book contains many useful examples, practical tips and strategies, suggested conversation starters, sample time management plans and other tools that can be adapted to meet the particular needs of individual students. Original and effective, the approach outlined in this book will be of interest to teachers and other professionals involved in supporting executive function in students of all ages, as well as parents and carers.

Organizing The Disorganized Child

Author : Martin L. Kutscher, M.D.
ISBN : 9780061959806
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 87. 25 MB
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Organizing the Disorganized Child explains: How to solve the messy-backpack problem (page 28). Step-by-step tips to help your child improve study skills (page 96). Which school supplies work best for different types of children (page 26). Methods for note taking (page 99). Techniques for time management (page 72). Strategies to refine morning and nighttime routines that will help the entire family (page 128).

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