Smart But Scattered by Peg Dawson

Genre : Psychology
Editor : Guilford Press
Release : 2011-11-30
ISBN-13 : 1606238809
Hardcover : 314 Pages


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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 by Peg Dawson

Genre : Psychology
Editor : Guilford Press
Release : 2009-01-01
ISBN-13 : 9781593859879
Hardcover : 314 Pages


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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 by Peg Dawson

Genre : Psychology
Editor : Guilford Press
Release : 2009-01-01
ISBN-13 : 9781593854454
Hardcover : 314 Pages


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

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 by Richard Guare

Genre : Family & Relationships
Editor : Guilford Press
Release : 2012-12-17
ISBN-13 : 9781609182298
Hardcover : 293 Pages


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Uses key principles from the business world to help teens get organized, stay focused, and control their impulses.

Genre : Self-Help
Editor : Guilford Publications
Release : 2016-01-16
ISBN-13 : 9781462516964
Hardcover : 294 Pages


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Dawson and Guare offer guidance for boosting executive skills-- the core brain based abilities needed to get more done with less stress. They provide simple yet effective strategies for maintaining focus, conquering clutter, staying on top of work demands, and taming the chaos of family life.

Genre : Family & Relationships
Editor : Guilford Publications
Release : 2019-02-11
ISBN-13 : 9781462537235
Hardcover : 288 Pages


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Whether you're a young adult who is stalled on the journey to independence--or a concerned parent still sharing the family nest--this compassionate book is for you. Providing a fresh perspective on the causes of failure to launch, the expert authors present a 10-step plan that helps grown kids and parents work together to achieve liftoff. Learn why brain-based executive skills such as planning, organization, and time management are so important to success, and what you can do to strengthen them. You get downloadable practical tools for figuring out what areas to target, building skills, identifying a desired career path, and making a customized action plan. Vivid stories of other families navigating the same challenges (including father and son Richard and Colin Guare) reveal what kind of parental support is productive--and when to let go.

Genre : Psychology
Editor : Guilford Press
Release : 2012-02-29
ISBN-13 : 9781462505470
Hardcover : 240 Pages


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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, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman. See also the authors' Work-Smart Academic Planner: Write It Down, Get It Done, designed for middle and high school students to use in conjunction with coaching, plus the authoritative Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, Second Edition. Also from Dawson and Guare: Smart but Scattered parenting guides and a self-help guide for adults.

Genre : Psychology
Editor : Guilford Publications
Release : 2017-02-16
ISBN-13 : 9781462530205
Hardcover : 136 Pages


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From executive skills experts Peg Dawson and Richard Guare, this large-format academic planner is specially designed for students in grades 6-12. It provides a system for keeping track of assignments and due dates while developing the crucial executive skills needed to succeed in school and beyond. Students are guided to build a daily study plan, manage their time, set short- and long-term goals, study for tests, and record their successes. They also get tools for evaluating their own executive skills in order to target their weaknesses and capitalize on strengths.

Genre : Psychology
Editor : Guilford Press
Release : 2010-02-17
ISBN-13 : 9781606235713
Hardcover : 224 Pages


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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.

Genre : Family & Relationships
Editor : Everything
Release : 2013-12-06
ISBN-13 : 9781440566851
Hardcover : 256 Pages


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The vital skills children need to achieve their full potential! Being organized. Staying focused. Controlling impulses and emotions. These are some of the basic executive functioning (EF) skills children need to function and succeed as they grow. But what can you do if your child is struggling with one or all of these skills? With this hands-on guide, you'll learn what EF difficulties look like and how you can help your child overcome these challenges. Psychologist Rebecca Branstetter teaches you how to help improve the executive functions, including: Task initiation Response inhibition Focus Time management Working memory Flexibility Self-regulation Completing tasks Organization With checklists to help enforce skills and improve organization, The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Executive Functioning Disorder is your step-by-step handbook for helping your child concentrate, learn, and thrive!