Executive Function Dysfunction Strategies for Educators and Parents

Author: Rebecca Moyes
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784500453
Format: PDF, Docs
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Concise and accessible, this plain English guide will help parents and educators to understand and support children with executive function difficulties at home and in the classroom. The author describes the cognitive processes that make up the executive functions, including attention, behavioral inhibition, theory of mind, organizational skills, time management, planning, decision-making, and self-talk. Using real examples, she describes how difficulties in each of these areas may manifest, and offers practical hints, tips, and accommodations for supporting children both in and out of school. Containing a wealth of helpful information as well as tried-and-tested strategies, this is the perfect primer for parents and educators of children with executive function difficulties.

The Executive Function Guidebook

Author: Roberta Strosnider
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1544338856
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Teach some of the most important skills your students will ever need! Executive function skills—including self-regulation, focus, planning, and time-management—are essential to student success, but they must be taught and practiced. This unique guidebook provides a flexible seven-step model, incorporating UDL principles and the use of metacognition, for making executive-function training part of your classroom routine at any grade level. Features include: Descriptions of each skill and its impact on learning Examples of instructional steps to assist students as they set goals and work to achieve success. Strategies coded by competency and age/grade level Authentic snapshots and “think about” sections Templates for personalized goal-setting, data collection, and success plans Accompanying strategy cards

The ADHD Book of Lists

Author: Sandra F. Rief
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118937759
Format: PDF, Docs
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"The newly updated ADHD Book of Lists will be a comprehensive, reliable source of answers, practical strategies, and tools written in a convenient list format"--

How to Reach and Teach Children and Teens with ADD ADHD

Author: Sandra F. Rief
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118937783
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"This book serves as a comprehensive guide for school personnel trying to make a positive difference in the lives of children who have been diagnosed as ADD/ ADHD. It supplies teachers, special education teachers, counselors, administrators, psychologists, and parents with information, techniques, and strategies that will help these students succeed. The book addresses the specific needs of students with ADD/ ADHD, but the strategies are appropriate and recommended for all students who appear to have attention problems, learning disabilities, or are underachieving for any reason, including gifted children. This third edition includes enhanced content in the following areas: medications, case studies, executive function, subject-specific strategies, model programs, and references, among others. For easy use, this resource is organized into thirty sections that provide comprehensive, practical guidance on such topics as: - Preventing behavioral problems in a classroom - Learning styles: elements and interventions - Cooperative learning techniques - Up-to-date educational law information - Techniques for relaxation and visualization - Challenges and specific interventions for students of all ages - Tips on communicating effectively with parents, physicians, and agencies"--

Helping Students Take Control of Everyday Executive Functions

Author: Paula Moraine
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849058849
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book presents an innovative model for supporting executive function in students with attention, memory, organization, planning, inhibition, initiative, and flexibility difficulties, including those with ADHD, ADD, autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. The author advocates a student-centred approach in which educators first explore 8 key 'ingredients' with the student: relationships; strengths and weaknesses; self-advocacy and responsibility; review and preview; motivation and incentive; synthesis and analysis; rhythm and routine; and practice and repetition. She provides a step-by-step explanation of how these 'ingredients' can then be used in different ways and in different combinations to successfully address particular areas of difficulty. The approach is clearly explained, and the book contains many useful examples, practical tips and strategies, suggested conversation starters, sample time management plans and other tools that can be adapted to meet the particular needs of individual students. Original and effective, the approach outlined in this book will be of interest to teachers and other professionals involved in supporting executive function in students of all ages, as well as parents and carers.

Dein Gehirn

Author: Matthew MacDonald
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 389721878X
Format: PDF, ePub
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In diesem Buch geht es um den feuchten Klumpen Zellgewebe, der sich Gehirn nennt und für unterschiedlichste Phänomene in Ihrem Leben verantwortlich ist: von der echten und wahren Liebe über die Tatsache, dass Sie morgens aufstehen, bis zur Fähigkeit, sich die Schuhe zu binden. Ihre wichtigste Hardware überhaupt -- und Sie haben vermutlich noch kein Handbuch dazu! Hiermit halten Sie nun einerseits einen vergnüglichen populärwissenschaftlichen Führer durch Ihr Gehirn in den Händen, andererseits aber auch einen ganz konkreten Ratgeber zu Ernährungsfragen, Gedächtnistraining und psychologischen Themen. Ernährung und Schlaf Ihr Gehirn hat eine ordentliche Wartung verdient! Dazu gehören eine sinnvolle Ernährung und ausreichende Ruhephasen. Lernen Sie zunächst die Gehirnsysteme kennen, die für Ihre Zeitsteuerung und die schlimmsten Fressattacken verantwortlich sind. Macken und Marotten Das Gehirn arbeitet mit unzähligen Abkürzungen und automatischen Annahmen. Das kann viel Zeit sparen, Sie aber auch zu Trugschlüssen verleiten. Erfahren Sie, welche Fehler Ihr Hirn typischerweise macht, lassen Sie sich von optischen Täuschungen verblüffen und lernen Sie ein paar coole Party-Tricks kennen. Wachstum und Alter Es klingt erschreckend -- schon ab dem 20. Lebensjahr schrumpft das Gehirn wieder. Leute mit Köpfchen können das aber kompensieren, indem sie die Effizienz ihres Gehirns ankurbeln. Hier lernen Sie die besten Kniffe kennen, um gegen Ihr schlechtes Gedächtnis anzugehen und geistig fit zu bleiben. Thema ist auch, wie sich Ihr Gehirn insgesamt im Lauf der Zeit entwickelt -- das dürfte besonders für frisch gebackene Eltern und düster gestimmte Pubertierende interessant sein. Freude, Stress und Liebe Was unterscheidet das Gehirn eines Frischverliebten von dem eines Geisteskranken? Weniger als Sie glauben! Die Hardware des Gehirns kann Ihnen so einiges über die Rätsel menschlichen Verhaltens verraten ...

Specific Learning Disabilities

Author: Yitzchak Frank
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199342040
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is a concise but comprehensive review of Specific Learning Disabilities, with a special attention to the biology of these diverse conditions. The reader will get a review of most aspects of SLD, including the different clinical syndromes (mostly dyslexia and dyscalculia), the clinical manifestations and the therapeutic approaches. It is unique in the proportion of its content dedicated to the biological aspects of SLD. It attempts to assemble and present the biological knowledge which has been accumulated on these conditions. This knowledge includes the neurological anatomy of dyslexia and dyscalculia, demonstrated with the help of modern neuro-imaging studies, and the physiology and the genetics of these conditions, again demonstrated by recently available technologies. These new technologies produced major discoveries related to SLD including the importance of phonological processing in reading, the presence of "number center?in the brain, and the rain networks involved in reading. We recognize that many dyslexic subjects have a deficit in aspects of language processing, specifically phonological processing; that dyscalculia can be the result of a number of distinct cognitive impairments, and that the basic underlying deficit in many cases of SLD may be a genetic variation. The same new biological investigative techniques can, like never before, measure the outcome of therapeutic techniques and learning methods. Such measurements will, in the future, be the "gold standard?in assessing the efficacy of different methods of classroom teaching in regular and different learners. Last, unlike many other publications on SLD, this book discusses the relatively unrecognized emotional aspects of SLD, and the sometime devastating effects that these conditions have on the life of affected subjects and their families, in and out of the classroom.

Pediatric Rehabilitation

Author: Michael A. Alexander, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1935281658
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Doody's Core Title 2012 Thoroughly updated and expanded, the new edition of the classic comprehensive reference on pediatric rehabilitation brings together specialists from the various wings of the pediatric rehabilitation community. This market-leading text covers everything from basic examination and psychological assessment to electrodiagnosis, therapeutic exercise, orthotics and assistive devices, and in-depth clinical management of the full range of childhood disabilities and injuries. Features include: Expanded new edition of Dr. Gabriella Molnars pioneering pediatric rehabilitation text Comprehensive coverage of all areas, with up-to-date information on therapy, exercise physiology, CAM, cancer, obesity, and joint replacement Clinical emphasis throughout Multi-specialty expert authorship

Pediatric Epilepsy

Author: Helen Cross
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071496211
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Most Hands-On Guide Available for Treating Epilepsy Pediatric Epilepsytakes an age-based, treatment-focused approach to help you diagnose rare and common forms of epilepsy, and provide effective treatment.