Smart but Scattered; The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potentialby Peg Dawson, EdD, and Richard Guare, PhD: both at Center for Learning and Attenti
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Peg Dawson, EdD, is a staff psychologist at the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Dr. Dawson is a past president of both the National Association of School Psychologists and the International School Psychology Association. She is a recipient of the National Association of School Psychologists' Lifetime Achievement Award.
Richard Guare, PhD, is a neuropsychologist and Director of the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders. His research and publications focus on understanding and treatment of learning and attention difficulties and neurological disorders. Board certified as a behavior analyst, Dr. Guare frequently consults to schools and agencies.
Drs. Dawson and Guare have over 30 years of experience working with children with learning, attention, and behavior difficulties. Together, they are the authors of Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, a practical guide for school professionals.
Table of Contents
|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 Strengths and Weaknesses Matter|
|Matching the Child to the Task|
|Laying a Foundation That Can Help|
|Ten Principles for Improving Your Child's Executive Skills|
|Modifying the Environment:AIs forAntecedent|
|Teaching Executive Skills Directly:BIs forBehavior|
|Motivating Your Child to Learn and Use Executive Skills:CIs forConsequence|
|Putting It All Together|
|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|
|Instilling Time Management|
|Increasing Goal-Directed Persistence|
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