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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Life skills guides
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peg Dawson; Richard Guare
ISBN: 9781593854454 1593854455
OCLC Number: 1088624313
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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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.

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