Executive Function in Education: From Theory to Practice

Executive Function in Education: From Theory to Practice

by Lynn Meltzer
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Executive Function in Education: From Theory to Practice

This uniquely integrative book brings together research on executive function processes from leaders in education, neuroscience, and psychology. It focuses on how to apply current knowledge to assessment and instruction with diverse learners, including typically developing children and those with learning difficulties and developmental disabilities. The role of executive function processes in learning is examined and methods for identifying executive function difficulties are reviewed. Chapters describe scientifically grounded models for promoting these key cognitive capacities at the level of the individual child, the classroom, and the entire school. Implications for teaching particular content areas—reading, writing, and math—are also discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606236468
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 04/05/2010
Pages: 338
Sales rank: 1,142,432
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 5 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

I Executive Function: Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks 1

1 Executive Function: Binding Together the Definitions of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disabilities Martha Bridge Denckta 5

2 "Hill, Skill, and Will": Executive Function from a Multiple-intelligences Perspective Seana Moran Howard Gardner 19

3 Executive Capacities from a Developmental Perspective Jane Holmes Bernstein Deborah P. Waber 39

4 Connecting Cognitive Science and Neuroscience to Education: Potentials and Pitfalls in Inferring Executive Processes Kurt W. Fischer Samantha G. Daley 55

II Executive Function Difficulties in Different Diagnostic Groups: Challenges of Identification and Treatment 73

5 Executive Function Difficulties and Learning Disabilities: Understandings and Misunderstandings Lynn Meltzer Katyani Krishnan 77

6 Nonverbal Learning Disabilities and Executive Function: The Challenges of Effective Assessment and Teaching Judith A. Stein Kalyani Krishnan 106

7 Executive Dysfunction in Autism Spectrum Disorders: From Research to Practice Sally Ozonoff Patricia L. Schetter 133

III Interventions to Address Executive Function Processes 161

8 Executive Function in the Classroom: Embedding Strategy instruction into Daily Teaching Practices Lynn Meltzer Laura Sales Pollica Mirit Barzillai 165

9 Executive Control of Reading Comprehension in the Elementary School Irene West Gaskins Eric Satlow Michael Pressley 194

10 Addressing Executive Function Problems in Writing: An Example from the Self-Regulated Strategy Development Model Steve Graham Karen R. Harris Natalie Olinghouse 216

11 The Strategic Math Classroom: Executive Function Processes and Mathematics Learning Bethany N. Roditi Joan Steinberg 237

12 Teaching Metacognitive Strategies That Address Executive Function Processes within a Schoolwide Curriculum Irene West Gaskins Michael Pressley 261

13 Deficits in Executive Function Processes: A Curriculum-Based Intervention David Rose Katherine Rose 287

Index 309

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