Helping Students Take Control of Everyday Executive Functions

Helping Students Take Control of Everyday Executive Functions

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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.The examples in the book are taken mainly, but not exclusively, from the experiences of the school-aged student. ... (13-year-old boy with executive function challenges) This quote comes from an eighth grade student who is barely passing any of his classes. The most ... In a recent assignment to write a persuasive essay about a personally chosen topic, he chose to write about a€œ Chewing Gum in School.


Title:Helping Students Take Control of Everyday Executive Functions
Author: Paula Moraine
Publisher:Jessica Kingsley Publishers - 2012
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