Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential by Peg Dawson, Richard Guare | | 9781593854454 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
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Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential

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by Peg Dawson, Richard Guare
     
 

ISBN-10: 1593854455

ISBN-13: 9781593854454

Pub. Date: 01/01/2009

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

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" child might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there's a

Overview

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" child 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. Small changes can add up to big improvements—this empowering book shows how.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593854454
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
314
Sales rank:
24,407
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

I. What Makes Your Child Smart But Scattered

1. How Did Such a Smart Kid End Up So Scattered?

2. Identifying Your Child's Strengths and Weaknesses

3. How Your Own Executive Strengths and Weaknesses Matter

4. Matching the Child to the Task

II. Laying a Foundation That Can Help

5. Ten Principles for Improving Your Child's Executive Skills

6. Modifying the Environment: A Is for Antecedent

7. Teaching Executive Skills Directly: B Is for Behavior

8. Motivating Your Child to Learn and Use Executive Skills: C Is for Consequence

III. Putting It All Together

9. Advance Organizer

10. Ready-Made Plans for Teaching Your Child to Complete Daily Routines

11. Building Response Inhibition

12. Enhancing Working Memory

13. Improving Emotional Control

14. Strengthening Sustained Attention

15. Teaching Task Initiation

16. Promoting Planning and Prioritizing

17. Fostering Organization

18. Instilling Time Management

19. Encouraging Flexibility

20. Increasing Goal-Directed Persistence

21. Cultivating Metacognition

22. When What You Do Is Not Enough

23. Working with the School

24. What's Ahead?

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Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary ''Executive Skills'' Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
CathyY More than 1 year ago
This is a very helpful book and keeps the reader involved all the way. It is well organized and suggestions are throughly explained! It is great to help through many types of problems or issues your child is struggling with. It is also a good book for parents and teachers to read so they are aware of their own issues in coping with things. Great book! Read it!
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A must read if you have a child with ADD and need something beyond diagnosis
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