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"This is an exceptionally useful book which I highly recommend."--Schooldays Magazine
Concise and practitioner friendly, this bestselling guide has helped put executive skills on the map for school&mdashbased clinicians and educators. The book explains how these critical congnitive processes develop and why they play such a key role in children's behavior and school preformance. Provided are step—by—step guidelines and many practical tools to promote executive skill developement by implementing environmental modifications, individualized instruction, coaching, and whole—class interventions. In a largesize format with convenient lay—flat binding, the book includes more than two dozen reproducible assessment tools, checklists, and planning sheets.
This is an exceptionally useful book which I highly recommend.
"This volume is filled with promising practices for evaluating and improving children's executive functioning. The concept of executive functioning, informed by research in neuropsychology, provides new ways of viewing children's strengths and weaknesses. Initially developed to target the processing problems of children with ADHD and traumatic brain injury, this approach shows potential for assisting all children in the classroom. The book's interview protocols and checklists provide readers with specific guidance for informed professional practice."--Jonathan Sandoval, PhD, School of Education, University of California, Davis
"Dawson and Guare go far beyond the description of executive skill deficits found in currently available texts to provide school psychologists, special and general education teachers, graduate students, and researchers with empirically based, practical guidelines for assessment and treatment. A particular strength of their approach is a multi-component assessment model that includes formal standardized measures typically used in evaluating executive functioning difficulties as well as measures designed to assess executive skills in ¿real-world' situations. Thus, assessment data are linked directly to the design and evaluation of interventions based on children's individual strengths and weaknesses. By far the most noteworthy aspect of this book, however, is the detailed coverage and multiple examples of interventions, including environmental modifications, interventions addressing specific executive skills, coaching, and class-wide strategies. These interventions are not only based on solid research support but also have the added advantage of being practical and feasible for teachers and parents to use on a regular basis. Multiple, diverse case examples are provided to aid readers in understanding the nuances of assessment and treatment, and many helpful handouts facilitate implementation. This book would be an appropriate text for graduate-level courses in psychological/behavioral assessment and school/child interventions."--George J. DuPaul, PhD, School Psychology Program, Lehigh University
"Difficulties with self-regulation of behavior and of thinking are among the most stressful and difficult-to-deal-with issues faced by parents and teachers of children with disabilities. Dawson and Guare deserve high praise for presenting a practical, integrated, and easy-to-digest approach to disorders of executive self-regulation in children. Their emphasis on intervention within the routines of everyday life, with adults acting as the children's coaches, is most welcome, as are their many user-friendly forms and helpful case illustrations. This book will serve as a valuable resource for teachers, special educators, and parents."--Mark Ylvisaker, PhD, School of Education, College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
|1||Overview of Executive Skills||1|
|2||Assessing Executive Skills||11|
|3||Linking Assessment to Intervention||25|
|4||Interventions to Promote Executive Skills||34|
|5||Coaching Students with Executive Skill Deficits||67|
|7||Applications to Specific Populations||83|
Posted May 10, 2012
Executive functioning is the new hot topic, and for good reason -- we're discovering now that these skills are the bedrock for learning. Interventions for executive skills are crucial for almost all struggling students, and the authors here present some complex concepts in ways that are both easy to understand and easy to apply in the real world. Working in a high school, I've paired this with their other recent book on coaching students with executive skills deficits, and I feel that I'm becoming a much better professional as a result.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I recommend Sugar's book because it deals directly with educational reality instead of outdated educational theory. 95% of all parents do not know what is really happening in this country, and those who get a wake-up call are able to take action and become victors,and those that are fast asleep become victims. Great News: The SMARTGRADES School notebooks place the new learning technology directly into the hands of all students. Brava.
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