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Smart but scattered : the revolutionary "executive skills" approach to helping kids reach their potential

Author: Peg Dawson; Richard Guare
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2009.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Life skills guides
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peg Dawson; Richard Guare
ISBN: 9781593859879 1593859872 9781593854454 1593854455
OCLC Number: 223847372
Description: vi, 314 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part I: What makes your child smart but scattered --
How did such a smart kid end up so scattered? --
Identifying your child's strengths and weaknesses --
How your own executive skill strengths and weaknesses matter --
Matching the child to the task --
Part II: Laying a foundation that can help --
Ten principles for improving your child's executive skills --
Modifying the environment : A is for antecedent --
Teaching executive skills directly : B is for behavior --
Motivating your child to learn and use executive skills : C is for consequence --
Part III: Putting it all together --
Advance organizer --
Ready-made plans for teaching your child to complete daily routines --
Building response inhibition --
Enhancing working memory --
Improving emotional control --
Strengthening sustained attention --
Teaching task initiation --
Promoting planning and prioritizing --
Fostering organization --
Instilling time management --
Encouraging flexibility --
Increasing goal-directed persistence --
Cultivating metacognition --
When what you do is not enough --
Working with the school --
What's ahead?
Responsibility: Peg Dawson, Richard Guare.
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