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Empowering underachievers : how to guide failing kids (8-18) to personal excellence

Author: Peter Alexander Spevak; Maryann Karinch
Publisher: Far Hills, N.J. : New Horizon Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Kids who are failing at school constantly use excuses and share three traits: no persistence to completion, lack of independent functioning, and inability to work within time limits. Parents and teachers often try tutoring, force or logic to try to get these underachievers to perform at a higher level. Most of the time they fail. Now, noted psychologist Dr. Peter A. Spevak, reveals his dynamic method and gives  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Alexander Spevak; Maryann Karinch
ISBN: 0882821954 9780882821955
OCLC Number: 44952378
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 234 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Understanding the problem: Who are underachievers? --
Four types of underachievers --
Attention deficit and other disorders --
What influences motivation? --
Why it is important to motivate underachievers --
Motivational circle --
Good and bad emotions --
Intellectual verses emotional development --
Solving the problem: Approaches to motivation, what to avoid --
General interventions --
General interventions, rules with value --
Summer and holiday interventions --
How to motivate a distant underachiever --
How to motivate a passive underachiever --
How to motivate a dependent underachiever --
How to motivate a defiant underachiever --
Maintenance and prevention --
Staying fit for intervention --
Teacher, parent cooperation --
Intervention when you aren't around --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Peter A. Spevak and Maryann Karinch.
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