Smart but Scattered

Smart but Scattered
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Author: Peg Dawson,Richard Guare
Pages: 314
ISBN: 1606238809
Release: 2011-11-30
Editor: Guilford Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 Teens

Smart But Scattered Teens
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Author: Richard Guare,Peg Dawson,Colin Guare
Pages: 293
ISBN: 9781609182298
Release: 2012-12-17
Editor: Guilford Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

The Smart But Scattered Guide to Success
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Author: Peg Dawson,Richard Guare
Pages: 294
ISBN: 9781462522798
Release: 2016-01-15
Editor: Guilford Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"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 8

The Smart But Scattered Guide to Success

The Smart But Scattered Guide to Success
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Author: Peg Dawson,Richard Guare
Pages: 294
ISBN: 9781462516964
Release: 2016-01-16
Editor: Guilford Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Work Smart Academic Planner Revised Edition

The Work Smart Academic Planner  Revised Edition
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Author: Peg Dawson,Richard Guare
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781462530205
Release: 2017-02-16
Editor: Guilford Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits

Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits
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Author: Peg Dawson,Richard Guare
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781462505470
Release: 2012-02-29
Editor: Guilford Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Smart but Scattered and Stalled

Smart but Scattered  and Stalled
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Author: Richard Guare,Colin Guare,Peg Dawson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781462515547
Release: 2019-02-11
Editor: Guilford Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Living at home can be a lifesaver for 20-somethings struggling to make it on their own--but it can also feel like a dead end. Now the authors of the hugely popular Smart but Scattered books on kids and teens provide much-needed help for young adults struggling to build independent lives. This compassionate book presents a 10-step plan for parents and grown kids to work through together. It combines a focus on executive skills (like planning, organization, and time management) with powerful tools for clarifying strengths and goals, staying motivated, and figuring out what kind of parental support is productive--and how much is too much. Richard and Colin Guare's father-and-son reflections are accompanied by vivid stories of other families navigating the same challenges. Purchasers get access to helpful worksheets and forms that can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Late Lost and Unprepared

Late  Lost and Unprepared
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Author: Joyce Cooper-Kahn,Laurie C. Dietzel
Pages: 217
ISBN: 1890627844
Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The groundbreaking, nationally recognized Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) provides rewarding learning and social opportunities for hundreds of people with intellectual disabilities. This new guide shows you how to use the innovative NCBC model to set up a successful book club where members read aloud together, improve literacy or read for the first time, and make lasting friendships as they discuss books every week at their local coffee shop or bookstore. Developed in 2002 by Tom Fish and his colleagues at The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, the NCBC program now boasts more than 100 clubs. The authors share their experience, providing the practical, nuts and bolts steps you need to take to get a book club up and running. Clubs include five to eight members all ages and literacy levels are welcome -- and discussion is facilitated by two trained volunteers. Much like other book clubs, NCBC members choose how they want to structure their club and which books they want to read. This book covers all aspects of sponsoring, organizing and implementing a book club in any community. Facilitators get title suggestions, learn how to manage their group, use strategies to initiate or improve reading skills, and encourage social interaction. NCBC also provides ongoing training and support to facilitators. A handy CR-rom included in the book provides several dozen key forms and templates, such as Member and Facilitator Intake Forms; End-of Book Survey, and Scale of Literary Skills. The enrichment of the NCBC experience continues to exceed the expectations of everyone involved; no club has every disbanded! In addition to improving their reading skills and making friends, participants become connected to their community because they go regularly to a social meeting place where all kinds of people gather. Dont wait to set-up a book club in your neighborhood The Next Chapter Book Club tells you how. Its easy and fun. Teachers, parents, social service providers and prospective members will want a copy.

Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents Third Edition

Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents  Third Edition
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Author: Peg Dawson,Richard Guare
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9781462535330
Release: 2018-05-07
Editor: Guilford Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Many tens of thousands of school practitioners and teachers (K–12) have benefited from the step-by-step guidelines and practical tools in this influential go-to resource, now revised and expanded with six new chapters. The third edition presents effective ways to assess students' strengths and weaknesses, create supportive instructional environments, and promote specific skills, such as organization, time management, sustained attention, and emotional control. Strategies for individualized and classwide intervention are illustrated with vivid examples and sample scripts. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book includes 38 reproducible forms and handouts. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition *Chapter with guidance and caveats for developing individual education programs (IEPs), 504 Plans, and multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS). *Chapters on working with students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder. *Three guest-authored chapters describing exemplary schoolwide applications. *More student centered--provides a template for involving children in intervention decision making. *Fully updated with the latest developments in the field. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

Scattered to Focused

Scattered to Focused
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Author: Zac Grisham, MS
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1647396778
Release: 2021-01-19
Editor: Rockridge Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Set your child up for success with simple strategies to develop executive function in kids 4 to 12 Parenting a child who struggles with executive function--the skills that help us stay focused, manage our emotions, and plan ahead--can be a challenge, whether or not they have an official ADHD diagnosis. This book is filled with expert advice and actionable strategies that can help your smart but scattered child build the skills they need to thrive both at school and at home. Quick assessment tools--Better understand your child's level of executive function and learn what motivates them, for stronger communication and connection. Expert advice--Learn how to build confidence and autonomy in your smart but scattered child with research-based guidance for helping them practice self-control, manage time, follow routines, beat procrastination, and more. Common sense explanations--Explore how executive function works in clear, simple language, and then apply what you learned through fun activities like using code words and making memory boards. Build better habits and routines in smart but scattered kids with this comprehensive parent's guide to executive function.

Parent Teen Therapy for Executive Function Deficits and ADHD

Parent Teen Therapy for Executive Function Deficits and ADHD
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Author: Margaret H. Sibley
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9781462527694
Release: 2016-10-05
Editor: Guilford Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This user-friendly manual presents an innovative, tested approach to helping teens overcome the frustrating organizational and motivation problems associated with executive function deficits and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The Supporting Teens' Autonomy Daily (STAND) approach uses motivational interviewing (MI) to engage teens and their parents in building key compensatory skills in organization, time management, and planning. Parent training components ease family conflict and equip parents to support kids' independence. Ready-to-use worksheets and rating scales are provided; the book has a large-size format for easy photocopying. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print all 45 reproducible tools.

Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents

Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents
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Author: Peg Dawson,Richard Guare
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781606235713
Release: 2010-02-17
Editor: Guilford Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Bright Kids Who Can t Keep Up

Bright Kids Who Can t Keep Up
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Author: Ellen Braaten,Brian Willoughby
Pages: 207
ISBN: 9781462515882
Release: 2014-07-14
Editor: Guilford Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Everything Parent s Guide to Children with Executive Functioning Disorder

The Everything Parent s Guide to Children with Executive Functioning Disorder
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Author: Rebecca Branstetter
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781440566851
Release: 2013-12-06
Editor: Everything

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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!

Executive Functions

Executive Functions
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Author: Russell A. Barkley
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9781462505371
Release: 2012-05-09
Editor: Guilford Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This groundbreaking book offers a comprehensive theory of executive functioning (EF) with important clinical implications. Synthesizing cutting-edge neuropsychological and evolutionary research, Russell A. Barkley presents a model of EF that is rooted in meaningful activities of daily life. He describes how abilities such as emotion regulation, self-motivation, planning, and working memory enable people to pursue both personal and collective goals that are critical to survival. Key stages of EF development are identified and the far-reaching individual and social costs of EF deficits detailed. Barkley explains specific ways that his model may support much-needed advances in assessment and treatment. See also Barkley's empirically based, ecologically valid assessment tools: Barkley Deficits in Executive Functioning Scale (BDEFS for Adults) and Barkley Deficits in Executive Functioning Scale--Children and Adolescents (BDEFS-CA).

ADHD Teens

ADHD   Teens
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Author: Colleen Alexander-Roberts
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781461625315
Release: 1995-10-01
Editor: Taylor Trade Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

ADHD and Teens is a manual of practical advice to help parents cope with the problems that can arise during these years. A crash course is offered on parenting styles that really work with teens with ADHD and how these styles allow the teen to safely move from dependence to independence.

Smart But Stuck

Smart But Stuck
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Author: Thomas E. Brown
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781118421765
Release: 2014-02-03
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Compelling stories that present a new view of ADHD Smart but Stuck offers 15 true and compelling storiesabout intelligent, capable teens and adults who have gotten "stuck"at school, work, and/or in social relationships because of theirADHD. Dr. Brown highlights the often unrecognized role thatemotions play in this complex disorder. He explains why even verybright people with ADHD get stuck because they can focus well onsome tasks that interest them, but often can't focus adequately onother important tasks and relationships. The first book to explain and illustrate the crucial role ofemotions in the daily functioning of those living with ADHD Brown, Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention& Related Disorders, is an internationally known authority onADHD Drawing on the latest research findings, the book describesstrategies and treatments for getting "unstuck" to move on to amore rewarding and productive life.

Executive Skills Coaching

Executive Skills Coaching
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Author: Colin Guare,Richard Guare,Peg Dawson
Pages: 100
ISBN: 0998768413
Release: 2017-02-23
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Manual for Executive Skills Coaching with Adults Affected by Conditions of Poverty and Stress

A Mind at a Time

A Mind at a Time
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Author: Mel Levine
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780743202220
Release: 2002-04-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A professor of pediatrics reveals the many modes of learning and arms parents and teachers with the knowledge they need to help children prosper in a school environment. 75,000 first printing.

Scattered Minds

Scattered Minds
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Author: Gabor Maté, MD
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780307374691
Release: 2011-07-27
Editor: Vintage Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this breakthrough guide to understanding, treating, and healing Attention Deficit Disorder, Dr. Gabor Maté, an adult with ADD and the father of three ADD children, shares information on: · The external factors that trigger ADD · How to create an environment that promotes health and healing · Ritalin and other drugs · ADD adults …and much more Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) has remainded a controversial topic in recent years. Whereas other books on the subject describe the condition as inherited, Dr. Maté believes that our social and emotional environments play a key role in both the cause of and cure for this condition. In Scattered, he describes the painful realities of ADD and its effect on children as well as on career and social paths in adults. While acknowledging that genetics may indeed play a part in predisposing a person toward ADD, Dr. Maté moves beyond that to focus on the things we can control: changes in environment, family dynamics, and parenting choices. He draws heavily on his own experience with the disorder, as both an ADD sufferer and the parent of three diagnosed children. Providing a thorough overview of ADD and its treatments, Scattered Minds is essential and life-changing reading for the millions of ADD sufferers in North America today.