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Author Dawson, Peg

Title Smart but scattered : the revolutionary "executive skills" approach to helping kids reach their potential / Peg Dawson, Richard Guare

Publisher New York : Guilford Press, c2009


 McDonald 3rd Floor  HQ755.8 .D39 2009    AVAILABLE
Call # HQ755.8 .D39 2009
Descript vi, 314 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-309) and index
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. --from publisher description
Contents Introduction -- Part I: What makes your child smart but scattered -- How did such a smart kid end up so scattered? -- Identifying your child's strengths and weaknesses -- How your own executive skill strengths and weaknesses matter -- Matching the child to the task -- Part II: Laying a foundation that can help -- Ten principles for improving your child's executive skills -- Modifying the environment : A is for antecedent -- Teaching executive skills directly : B is for behavior -- Motivating your child to learn and use executive skills : C is for consequence -- Part III: Putting it all together -- Advance organizer -- Ready-made plans for teaching your child to complete daily routines -- Building response inhibition -- Enhancing working memory -- Improving emotional control -- Strengthening sustained attention -- Teaching task initiation -- Promoting planning and prioritizing -- Fostering organization -- Instilling time management -- Encouraging flexibility -- Increasing goal-directed persistence -- Cultivating metacognition -- When what you do is not enough -- Working with the school -- What's ahead?
Subject Parenting
Executive ability in children
Children -- Life skills guides
Child development
Parent and child
Parenting. sears
Children -- Life skills guides. sears
Child development. sears
Parent-child relationship. sears
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