Smart but Scattered

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

Smart But Scattered Teens
Author by: Richard Guare,Peg Dawson,Colin Guare
Release: 2012-12-16
Editor: Guilford Press
Pages: 293
ISBN: 9781462506996
Language: un
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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
Author by: Peg Dawson,Richard Guare
Release: 2016-01-16
Editor: Guilford Publications
Pages: 294
ISBN: 9781462516964
Language: un
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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.

The Work Smart Academic Planner Revised Edition

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

Smart but Scattered and Stalled

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

Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits

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

Late Lost and Unprepared

Late  Lost and Unprepared
Author by: Joyce Cooper-Kahn,Laurie C. Dietzel
Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 217
ISBN: 1890627844
Language: en
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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
Author by: Peg Dawson,Richard Guare
Release: 2018-05-07
Editor: Guilford Publications
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9781462535330
Language: en
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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
Author by: Zac Grisham, MS
Release: 2021-01-19
Editor: Rockridge Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1647396778
Language: en
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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.

Scattered Minds

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

Parent Teen Therapy for Executive Function Deficits and ADHD

Parent Teen Therapy for Executive Function Deficits and ADHD
Author by: Margaret H. Sibley
Release: 2016-10-05
Editor: Guilford Publications
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9781462527694
Language: en
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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
Author by: Peg Dawson,Richard Guare
Release: 2010-02-17
Editor: Guilford Press
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781606235713
Language: en
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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.

Smart But Stuck

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

ADHD Teens

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

The Everything Parent s Guide to Children with Executive Functioning Disorder

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

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men
Author by: John Steinbeck
Release: 2020-02-11
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Pages: 105
ISBN: 9780735254299
Language: en
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George and Lennie are an unlikely pair: George is small and quick, and Lennie is a man of tremendous size and simple mind. But together they’ve formed a family, rallying against seclusion and alienation. As laborers in California’s vegetable fields in the Great Depression, they find work where they can, but they have big dreams of owning land and a shack they can call their own. So when they land jobs on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, their big dreams suddenly seem within reach. But George cannot guard the childlike Lennie from life’s provocations, nor can he predict the consequences of Lennie’s unswerving obedience to what George has taught him. A tragic and moving story of friendship, loneliness, and the dispossessed, Of Mice and Men is classic John Steinbeck—heart wrenching and remarkable. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Executive Skills Coaching

Executive Skills Coaching
Author by: Colin Guare,Richard Guare,Peg Dawson
Release: 2017-02-23
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 100
ISBN: 0998768413
Language: en
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A Manual for Executive Skills Coaching with Adults Affected by Conditions of Poverty and Stress

Bright Kids Who Can t Keep Up

Bright Kids Who Can t Keep Up
Author by: Ellen Braaten,Brian Willoughby
Release: 2014-07-14
Editor: Guilford Publications
Pages: 207
ISBN: 9781462515882
Language: en
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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 Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens

The Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens
Author by: Sharon A. Hansen
Release: 2013-10-01
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781608826582
Language: en
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A wonderful resource for anyone who knows or works with teens who suffer from executive functioning disorder (EFD)—including parents, teachers, counselors, or clinicians. From handling frustration to taking notes in class, this book will help teens hone the skills they need to succeed. Do you know a teen who is disorganized, chronically late, forgetful, or impulsive? Do they struggle to get homework done, but never manage to turn it in on time? Perhaps it’s your son or daughter, a student you work with, or even a client. It’s likely that this teen suffers from executive functioning disorder (EFD), an attention disorder marked by an inability to stay on task that is common in people with learning disabilities. If this teen has tried to manage his or her time and meet deadlines with little success, he or she may feel like giving up. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, however. You just need to show them the way. In The Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens a licensed school counselor provides an evidence-based, easy-to-use, and practical workbook written directly for a teen audience. The book is designed to provide teens with the skills needed to get organized, retain information, communicate effectively, and perform well in school and in everyday life. Based in proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the book offers activities that will help teens better understand their disorder and cope with it effectively. With one chapter for each of the ten main areas of EFD, the book also includes tips for initiating positive action and change, improving flexibility in thinking, sustaining attention, organizing, planning, enhancing memory, managing emotions, and building self-awareness. Written in a fun, engaging format, this book is designed to motivate and inspire teens to carry out and complete tasks with ease.

Semiosis

Semiosis
Author by: Sue Burke
Release: 2018-02-06
Editor: Tor Books
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780765391377
Language: en
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Human survival hinges on an bizarre alliance in Semiosis, a character driven science fiction novel of first contact by debut author Sue Burke. 2019 Campbell Memorial Award Finalist 2019 Locus Finalist for Best Science Fiction Novel Locus 2018 Recommended Reading List New York Public Library—Best of 2018 Forbes—Best Science Fiction Books of 2019-2019 The Verge—Best of 2018 Thrillist—Best Books of 2018 Vulture—10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2018 Chicago Review of Books—The 10 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018 Texas Library Association—Lariat List Top Books for 2019 Colonists from Earth wanted the perfect home, but they’ll have to survive on the one they found. They don’t realize another life form watches...and waits... Only mutual communication can forge an alliance with the planet's sentient species and prove that humans are more than tools. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.