Smart but Scattered

Author: Peg Dawson
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606238809
Release Date: 2011-11-30
Genre: Psychology

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

Author: Peg Dawson
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781593859879
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Psychology

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.

Smart But Scattered

Author: Peg Dawson
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781593854454
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Psychology

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.

The Conscious Parent s Guide to Executive Functioning Disorder

Author: Rebecca Branstetter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440594335
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Help your child feel confident and capable! If your child has been given a diagnosis of executive functioning disorder, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. You want your child to be able to master certain basic skills, such as being organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. But what if your child is having trouble with one or all of these skills? With The Conscious Parent's Guide to Executive Functioning Disorder, you'll learn how to take a relationship-centered approach to parenting as you help improve your child's executive functioning skills: Task initiation Response inhibition Focus Time management Working memory Flexibility Self-regulation Completing tasks Organization Conscious parenting is about being present with your children and taking the time to understand how to help them flourish. With the strategies and advice in this guide, you and your child will build sustainable bonds, develop positive behaviors, and improve executive functioning skills for life. And you'll find that conscious parenting helps create a calm and mindful atmosphere for the whole family, while helping your child feel competent, successful, and healthy.

The Smart But Scattered Guide to Success

Author: Peg Dawson
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781462522798
Release Date: 2016-01-15
Genre: Self-Help

"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

Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits

Author: Peg Dawson
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781462505470
Release Date: 2012-02-29
Genre: Psychology

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

Author: Joyce Cooper-Kahn
Publisher:
ISBN: 1890627844
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Education

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.

The Work Smart Academic Planner

Author: Peg Dawson
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781462519569
Release Date: 2015-05-01
Genre: Psychology

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 given the tools to get organized, manage their time, create daily study plans, learn study strategies, and stay on track. They are also guided to evaluate their own executive skills in order to target their weaknesses and capitalize on strengths. User-friendly features: *Spiral binding facilitates everyday use. *Three-hole punched to conveniently fit in a binder. *Reproducible planning forms; purchasers can download and print extra copies. *Undated daily and monthly calendars for one academic year. *Three-year reference calendar (2015-2017) on each monthly page. *Online-only User's Guide for school psychologists, educators, coaches, and parents (www.guilford.com/work-smart-guide). See also the authors' Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits, which provides additional resources and guidance for professionals working with this population, 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.

Bright Kids Who Can t Keep Up

Author: Ellen Braaten
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781462515882
Release Date: 2014-07-14
Genre: Psychology

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 Organized Student

Author: Donna Goldberg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743274609
Release Date: 2005-08-29
Genre: Family & Relationships

A must-read for parents, The Organized Student contains hands-on strategies for teaching your disorganized child how to organize for success in middle school and high school, with special tips for kids with ADD/ADHD and learning disorders. The overstuffed backpack, the missing homework, the unused planner, the test he didn’t know about. Sound familiar? When the disorganized child meets the departmentalized structure of middle school, everything can fall apart. Even the academically successful child will start to falter if she misses deadlines, loses textbooks, or can’t get to class on time. This practical book is full of hands-on strategies for helping parents identify and teach organizational skills. Educational consultant Donna Goldberg has developed these methods by working with hundreds of students and in this book she provides: -Assessments to gather information about your child’s learning style, study habits, and school requirements -Guidelines for taming that overstuffed binder and keeping it under control -PACK—a four-step plan for purging and reassembling a backpack or locker -Instructions for organizing an at-home work space for the child who studies at a desk or the child who studies all over the house -Ways to help your child graduate from telling time to managing time -Special tips for kids with learning disabilities and kids who have two homes...and more The Organized Student is a must for any parent who has heard the words, “I can’t find my homework!”

Your Kid s Gonna Be Okay

Author: Michael Delman
Publisher: Beyond Booksmart Incorporated
ISBN: 1732034907
Release Date: 2018-06-15
Genre: Family & Relationships

Your Kid's Gonna Be Okay helps parents understand the critical skills needed for effective self-management and provides specific strategies and tools to help kids become motivated, accountable, and independent. Parents will learn how kids can change their habits as they pave their own path toward competence today and confidence in their future.

Organizing the Disorganized Child

Author: Martin L. Kutscher, M.D.
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061959806
Release Date: 2009-08-25
Genre: Family & Relationships

Organizing the Disorganized Child explains: How to solve the messy-backpack problem (page 28). Step-by-step tips to help your child improve study skills (page 96). Which school supplies work best for different types of children (page 26). Methods for note taking (page 99). Techniques for time management (page 72). Strategies to refine morning and nighttime routines that will help the entire family (page 128).

School Success for Kids with ADHD

Author: Stephan M. Silverman
Publisher:
ISBN: 1593633580
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Family & Relationships

The ultimate guide to ensuring school success for kids with attention deficits. School Success for Kids With ADHD offers parents and teachers the support they need to ensure children with attention deficits build on their strengths, circumvent their weaknesses, and achieve to their fullest potential. With the growing number of children diagnosed with attention problems, parents and teachers need practical advice for helping these children succeed in school. Topics include recognizing the causes and types of attention deficits and how they appear in the school context, requesting school evaluations and diagnoses, understanding the laws regarding students with special needs, advocating for these students in the school environment, and coaching students with attention deficits to success. The authors also include a brief overview of research and medical perspectives on attention deficits, strategies used by teachers of children with ADHD, and helpful tools for parents and teachers to employ, such as homework checklists and self-advocacy charts.