The Smart but Scattered Guide to Success How to Use Your Brain's Executive Skills to Keep Up, Stay Calm, and Get Organized at Work and at Home

by Peg Dawson and Richard GuarePublished by Guilford Press

Meeting a huge demand, Peg Dawson and Richard Guare (authors of the bestselling Smart but Scattered books focusing on kids and teens) now provide a state-of-the-art resource specifically geared to adults. Drs. Dawson and Guare offer expert guidance for boosting executive skills--the core brain-based abilities needed to get more done with less stress. Readers will be drawn in by realistic examples, self-quizzes, and science-based tools for strengthening time management, organization, emotional control, and more. And what you can't change, you can work around! The book is packed with simple yet effective strategies for maintaining focus, conquering clutter, staying on top of work demands, and taming the chaos of family life. Numerous worksheets and forms (which purchasers can download and print in a convenient 8½" x 11" size) help readers customize the strategies to fit their needs.

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The Work-Smart Academic Planner, Revised Edition Write It Down, Get It Done

by Peg Dawson and Richard GuarePublished by Guilford Press

From executive skills experts Peg Dawson and Richard Guare, the large-format academic planner that has helped thousands of students in grades 6-12 is now revised with a more streamlined design. It provides an all-in-one resource for keeping track of assignments and due dates while developing the crucial executive skills needed to succeed in school and beyond. Students are given the tools to get organized, manage their time, learn study strategies, create daily/weekly study plans, and stay on track. They are also guided to evaluate their own executive skills in order to target their weaknesses and capitalize on strengths. In addition to simplified planner pages, the revised edition has an improved Studying for Tests form. [Add for targeted Special Ed, Child Psych, and Literacy promos only; not for Web: The planner is ideal for implementation with individual students or schoolwide, and is a valuable recommendation for teachers and parents.]

User-friendly features:

  • Convenient spiral binding.
  • Three-hole punched to fit in a binder; the revised edition is even slimmer and easier to use.
  • Reproducible planning forms; purchasers can download and print extra copies.
  • Undated daily and monthly calendars for one academic year.
  • Three-year reference calendar
  • Online-only User's Guide for school psychologists, educators, coaches, and parents.

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Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential

by Peg Dawson and Richard GuarePublished by Guilford Press

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.

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Smart but Scattered Teens: The "Executive Skills" Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential

by Richard Guare, Peg Dawson and Colin GuarePublished by Guilford Press

Many tens of thousands of parents have used the bestselling Smart but Scattered to teach young kids vital skills for living up to their potential. Now Drs. Richard Guare and Peg Dawson apply their groundbreaking approach to the unique challenges of adolescence. Despite high intelligence, teens with executive skills deficits can be frustratingly disorganized, distractible, forgetful, and moody—leaving worried parents torn between micromanaging and throwing up their hands. This positive guide gives parents step-by-step strategies for promoting teens' independence by helping them get organized, stay focused, and control their impulses. Drs. Guare and Dawson—joined by Colin Guare, a young adult who has successfully faced these issues himself—present proven tools, vivid stories, and insightful tips for reducing parent–teen conflicts.

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Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents
Second Edition: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention (The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series)

by Peg Dawson and Richard GuarePublished by Guilford Press

Concise and practitioner friendly, this bestselling guide has helped put executive skills on the map for school-based clinicians and educators. The book explains how these critical cognitive processes develop and why they play such a key role in children's behavior and school performance. Provided are step-by-step guidelines and many practical tools to promote executive skill development by implementing environmental modifications, individualized instruction, coaching, and whole-class interventions. In a large-size format with convenient lay-flat binding, the book includes more than two dozen reproducible assessment tools, checklists, and planning sheets.

This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series. (20100901)

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Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits

by Peg Dawson and Richard GuarePublished by Guilford Press

This practical manual presents an evidence-based coaching model for helping students whose academic performance is suffering due to deficits in executive skills, including time and task management, planning, organization, impulse control, and emotional regulation. In just a few minutes a day, coaches can provide crucial support and instruction tailored to individual students' needs. From leading experts, the book provides detailed guidelines for incorporating coaching into a response-to-intervention framework, identifying students who can benefit, conducting each session, and monitoring progress. Special topics include how to implement a class-wide peer coaching program. More than three dozen reproducible assessment tools, forms, and handouts are featured; the large-size format and lay-flat binding facilitate photocopying.

This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series.

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