Smart But Scattered

Smart But Scattered
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Author: Peg Dawson,Richard Guare
Pages: 314
ISBN: 9781593859879
Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Guilford Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 Teens

Smart but Scattered Teens
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Author: Richard Guare,Peg Dawson,Colin Guare
Pages: 293
ISBN: 9781462507436
Release: 2012-12-07
Editor: Guilford Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"I told you, I'll do it later." "I forgot to turn in the stupid application." "Could you drive me to school? I missed the bus again." "I can't walk the dog--I have too much homework!" If you're the parent of a "smart but scattered" teen, trying to help him or her grow into a self-sufficient, responsible adult may feel like a never-ending battle. Now you have an alternative to micromanaging, cajoling, or ineffective punishments. This positive guide provides a science-based program for promoting teens' independence by building their executive skills--the fundamental brain-based abilities needed to get organized, stay focused, and control impulses and emotions. Executive skills experts Drs. Richard Guare and Peg Dawson are joined by Colin Guare, a young adult who has successfully faced these issues himself. Learn step-by-step strategies to help your teen live up to his or her potential now and in the future--while making your relationship stronger. Helpful worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. See also the authors' Smart but Scattered (with a focus on 4- to 13-year-olds) and their self-help guide for adults. Plus, Work-Smart Academic Planner: Write It Down, Get It Done, designed for middle and high school students to use in conjunction with coaching, and related titles for professionals. Winner (Third Place)--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Consumer Health Category

Smart but Scattered and Stalled

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

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Work Smart Academic Planner Revised Edition

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

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Smart But Scattered Guide to Success

The Smart But Scattered Guide to Success
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Author: Peg Dawson,Richard Guare
Pages: 294
ISBN: 9781462522798
Release: 2016-01-15
Editor: Guilford Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"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

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

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Smart But Scattered

Smart But Scattered
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Author: Peg Dawson,Richard Guare
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1452628858
Release: 2014-05-10
Editor: Tantor Media Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Peg Dawson, Ed.D., and Richard Guare, Ph.D., present an innovative program to strengthen kids' abilities to plan ahead, follow through, and get things done.

Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents Third Edition

Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents  Third Edition
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Author: Peg Dawson,Richard Guare
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9781462535330
Release: 2018-05-07
Editor: Guilford Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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
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Author: Zac Grisham, MS
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1647396778
Release: 2021-01-19
Editor: Rockridge Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Executive Skills Coaching

Executive Skills Coaching
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Author: Colin Guare,Richard Guare,Peg Dawson
Pages: 100
ISBN: 0998768413
Release: 2017-02-23
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Manual for Executive Skills Coaching with Adults Affected by Conditions of Poverty and Stress

Untangled

Untangled
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Author: Lisa Damour, Ph.D.
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780553393064
Release: 2016-02-09
Editor: Ballantine Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An award-winning guide to the sometimes erratic and confusing behavior of teenage girls that explains what’s going on, prepares parents for what’s to come, and lets them know when it’s time to worry. Look for Under Pressure, the companion guide to coping with stress and anxiety among girls, available now. In this sane, highly engaging, and informed guide for parents of daughters, Dr. Damour draws on decades of experience and the latest research to reveal the seven distinct—and absolutely normal—developmental transitions that turn girls into grown-ups, including Parting with Childhood, Contending with Adult Authority, Entering the Romantic World, and Caring for Herself. Providing realistic scenarios and welcome advice on how to engage daughters in smart, constructive ways, Untangled gives parents a broad framework for understanding their daughters while addressing their most common questions, including • My thirteen-year-old rolls her eyes when I try to talk to her, and only does it more when I get angry with her about it. How should I respond? • Do I tell my teen daughter that I’m checking her phone? • My daughter suffers from test anxiety. What can I do to help her? • Where’s the line between healthy eating and having an eating disorder? • My teenage daughter wants to know why I’m against pot when it’s legal in some states. What should I say? • My daughter’s friend is cutting herself. Do I call the girl’s mother to let her know? Perhaps most important, Untangled helps mothers and fathers understand, connect, and grow with their daughters. When parents know what makes their daughter tick, they can embrace and enjoy the challenge of raising a healthy, happy young woman. BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE AWARD WINNER “Finally, there’s some good news for puzzled parents of adolescent girls, and psychologist Lisa Damour is the bearer of that happy news. [Untangled] is the most down-to-earth, readable parenting book I’ve come across in a long time.”—The Washington Post “Anna Freud wrote in 1958, ‘There are few situations in life which are more difficult to cope with than an adolescent son or daughter during the attempt to liberate themselves.’ In the intervening decades, the transition doesn’t appear to have gotten any easier which makes Untangled such a welcome new resource.”—The Boston Globe

Late Lost and Unprepared

Late  Lost and Unprepared
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Author: Joyce Cooper-Kahn,Laurie C. Dietzel
Pages: 217
ISBN: 1890627844
Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Get Out of My Life but First Could You Drive Me Cheryl to the Mall

Get Out of My Life  but First Could You Drive Me   Cheryl to the Mall
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Author: Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D.
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781466824232
Release: 2002-08-21
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Beleaguered parents will breath sighs of relief and gratitude over this bestselling guide to raising teenagers In this revised edition, Dr. Anthony E. Wolf tackles the changes in recent years with the same wit and compassion as the original edition. Dr. Wolf points out that while the basic issues of adolescence and the relationships between parents and their children remain much the same, today's teenagers navigate a faster, less clearly anchored world. Wolf's revisions include a new chapter on the Internet, a significantly modified section on drugs and drinking, and an added piece on gay teenagers. Although the rocky and ever-changing terrain of contemporary adolescence may bewilder parents, Get Out of My Life gives them a great road map.

The Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens

The Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens
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Author: Sharon A. Hansen
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781608826582
Release: 2013-10-01
Editor: New Harbinger Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Smart But Scattered Teens

Smart But Scattered Teens
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Author: Whitney Herlocker
Pages: 124
ISBN: 9798729694969
Release: 2021-03-28
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Modern life requires a lot of our brains. We need to stay organized, manage our time wisely, and make important decisions. These essential skills--known as executive functioning--affect every aspect of our lives, from how we function at work and home to how we manage stress. In this Functioning Strategies Book, you will discover: - Step-by-step solutions―Discover simple strategies to tackle difficult situations you face everyday. - Easy "life hacks"―Learn how you can overcome challenges like forgetting your belongings, communicating your needs, and more. - Powerful tools―Find a system that works for you with graphic organizers and sample checklists you can copy and reuse. Using the proven, life-changing strategies in this book, anyone can significantly enhance their executive functioning skills. Even those who have struggled with executive functioning in the past can transform from being controlled by their brain to being in control of it.

Executive Functions

Executive Functions
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Author: Russell A. Barkley
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9781462505371
Release: 2012-05-09
Editor: Guilford Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This groundbreaking book offers a comprehensive theory of executive functioning (EF) with important clinical implications. Synthesizing cutting-edge neuropsychological and evolutionary research, Russell A. Barkley presents a model of EF that is rooted in meaningful activities of daily life. He describes how abilities such as emotion regulation, self-motivation, planning, and working memory enable people to pursue both personal and collective goals that are critical to survival. Key stages of EF development are identified and the far-reaching individual and social costs of EF deficits detailed. Barkley explains specific ways that his model may support much-needed advances in assessment and treatment. See also Barkley's empirically based, ecologically valid assessment tools: Barkley Deficits in Executive Functioning Scale (BDEFS for Adults) and Barkley Deficits in Executive Functioning Scale--Children and Adolescents (BDEFS-CA).

Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom

Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom
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Author: Lynn Meltzer
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9781606236161
Release: 2010-03-23
Editor: Guilford Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Accessible and practical, this book helps teachers incorporate executive function processes - such as planning, organizing, prioritizing, and self-checking - into the classroom curriculum. Chapters provide effective strategies for optimizing what Ka "12 students learn by improving how they learn. Noted authority Lynn Meltzer and her research associates present a wealth of easy-to-implement assessment tools, teaching techniques and activities, and planning aids. Featuring numerous whole-class ideas and suggestions, the book also covers the nuts and bolts of differentiating instruction for students with learning or attention difficulties. Case examples illustrate individualized teaching strategies and classroom accommodations. Fifteen reproducibles are included; the large-size format facilitates photocopying and day-to-day reference. This book will be invaluable to classroom teachers and special educators in grades K-12, teacher educators, school psychologists, and neuropsychologists.

Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen

Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen
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Author: Michelle Icard
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780593137536
Release: 2021-02-23
Editor: Harmony

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The fourteen essential conversations to have with your tween and early teenager to prepare them for the emotional, physical, and social challenges ahead, including scripts and advice to keep the communication going and stay connected during this critical developmental window. “This book is a gift to parents and teenagers alike.”—Lisa Damour, PhD, author of Untangled and Under Pressure Trying to convince a middle schooler to listen to you can be exasperating. Indeed, it can feel like the best option is not to talk! But keeping kids safe—and prepared for all the times when you can't be the angel on their shoulder—is about having the right conversations at the right time. From a brain growth and emotional readiness perspective, there is no better time for this than their tween years, right up to when they enter high school. Distilling Michelle Icard's decades of experience working with families, Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen focuses on big, thorny topics such as friendship, sexuality, impulsivity, and technology, as well as unexpected conversations about creativity, hygiene, money, privilege, and contributing to the family. Icard outlines a simple, memorable, and family-tested formula for the best approach to these essential talks, the BRIEF Model: Begin peacefully, Relate to your child, Interview to collect information, Echo what you're hearing, and give Feedback. With wit and compassion, she also helps you get over the most common hurdles in talking to tweens, including: • What phrases invite connection and which irritate kids or scare them off • The best places, times, and situations in which to initiate talks • How to keep kids interested, open, and engaged in conversation • How to exit these chats in a way that keeps kids wanting more Like a Rosetta Stone for your tween's confounding language, Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen is an essential communication guide to helping your child through the emotional, physical, and social challenges ahead and, ultimately, toward teenage success.

Screen Smart Parenting

Screen Smart Parenting
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Author: Jodi Gold
Pages: 314
ISBN: 9781462518791
Release: 2014-10-17
Editor: Guilford Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

As a practicing child psychiatrist and mother of three, Jodi Gold has a unique understanding of both the mind-boggling benefits and the serious downsides of technology. Dr. Gold weaves together scientific knowledge and everyday practical advice to help you foster your child's healthy relationship to technology, from birth to the teen years. You'll learn: *How much screen time is too much at different ages. *What your kids and teens are actually doing in all those hours online. *How technology affects social, emotional, and cognitive development. *Which apps and games build smarts and let creativity shine. *How your own media habits influence your children. *What you need to know about privacy concerns, cyberbullying, and other dangers. *Ways to set limits that the whole family can live with. Winner (Second Place)—American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Child Health Category

A History of Zionism

A History of Zionism
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Author: Walter Laqueur
Pages: 688
ISBN: 9780307530851
Release: 2009-07-01
Editor: Schocken

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From one of the most distinguished historians of our time comes the definitive general history of the Zionist movement.