Late, Lost and Unprepared

A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning

Author: Joyce Cooper-Kahn,Laurie C. Dietzel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781890627843

Category: Education

Page: 217

View: 2217

The groundbreaking, nationally recognized Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) provides rewarding learning and social opportunities for hundreds of people with intellectual disabilities. This new guide shows you how to use the innovative NCBC model to set up a successful book club where members read aloud together, improve literacy or read for the first time, and make lasting friendships as they discuss books every week at their local coffee shop or bookstore. Developed in 2002 by Tom Fish and his colleagues at The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, the NCBC program now boasts more than 100 clubs. The authors share their experience, providing the practical, nuts and bolts steps you need to take to get a book club up and running. Clubs include five to eight members all ages and literacy levels are welcome -- and discussion is facilitated by two trained volunteers. Much like other book clubs, NCBC members choose how they want to structure their club and which books they want to read. This book covers all aspects of sponsoring, organizing and implementing a book club in any community. Facilitators get title suggestions, learn how to manage their group, use strategies to initiate or improve reading skills, and encourage social interaction. NCBC also provides ongoing training and support to facilitators. A handy CR-rom included in the book provides several dozen key forms and templates, such as Member and Facilitator Intake Forms; End-of Book Survey, and Scale of Literary Skills. The enrichment of the NCBC experience continues to exceed the expectations of everyone involved; no club has every disbanded! In addition to improving their reading skills and making friends, participants become connected to their community because they go regularly to a social meeting place where all kinds of people gather. Dont wait to set-up a book club in your neighborhood The Next Chapter Book Club tells you how. Its easy and fun. Teachers, parents, social service providers and prospective members will want a copy.

Taking Charge of ADHD

The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents

Author: Russell A. Barkley

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462507891

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 363

View: 6558

Provides a step-by-step plan for ADHD diagnosis and treatment, behavior management, strategies for helping children succeed at school and in social situations, and information on advances in research.

Das überreizte Kind

Wie Eltern ihr Kind besser verstehen und zu innerer Balance führen. Mit der weltweit bewährten Methode der Selbstregulierung

Author: Dr. Stuart Shanker

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641183855

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

View: 6837

Dr. Stuart Shanker revolutioniert die Erziehung unserer Kinder: Seine Methode der Selbstregulierung ermöglicht Kindern aller Altersstufen – und deren Eltern – zu einer besonderen inneren Balance zu finden, einem Zustand von ruhiger Wachsamkeit. Von klein an wirken zu viele Reize auf sie ein, spätestens ab dem Schulalter sind sie einem oft unvorstellbaren Stress ausgesetzt. Das macht unruhig, unkonzentriert, aggressiv und hyperaktiv. Erwachsene reagieren meist mit einer Forderung nach Gehorsam – was leider nur dazu führt, dass der Druck weiter erhöht wird. Dr. Shankers Methode geht an die Wurzeln und bietet eine wirkliche Lösung. So kann Kindern – vom Kleinkind bis zum Teenager – geholfen werden. Jedem einzelnen.

Executive Function and Dysfunction

Identification, Assessment and Treatment

Author: Scott J. Hunter,Elizabeth P. Sparrow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521889766

Category: Medical

Page: 318

View: 1905

Provides a summary of executive function and dysfunction for practitioners, researchers and educators, including lifespan development, assessment, impact and interventions.

Executive Function & Child Development

Author: Marcie Yeager,Daniel Yeager

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039370856X

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 5600

A brain-based approach to helping kids stay focused and achieve. Poor executive function (EF) in the brain can mean behavioral and attentional problems in school. This book explains to professionals and parents how EF develops in kids, what EF difficulties look like, and what creative and effective interventions can meet their needs. Executive functions involve mental processes such as: Working memory–holding several pieces of information in mind while we try to do something with them–for example, understand and solve a problem or carry out a task. Response inhibition–inhibiting actions that interfere with our intentions or goals. Shifting focus–interrupting an ongoing response in order to direct attention to other aspects of a situation that are important for goal attainment. Cognitive flexibility–generating alternative methods of solving a problem or reaching a goal. Self-monitoring–checking on one's own cognitions and actions to assure that they are in line with one's intentions. Goal Orientation–creating and carrying out a multi-step plan for achieving a goal in a timely fashion, keeping the "big picture" in mind.

Handbook of Executive Functioning

Author: Sam Goldstein,Jack A. Naglieri

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461481066

Category: Psychology

Page: 567

View: 7606

Planning. Attention. Memory. Self-regulation. These and other core cognitive and behavioral operations of daily life comprise what we know as executive functioning (EF). But despite all we know, the concept has engendered multiple, often conflicting definitions and its components are sometimes loosely defined and poorly understood. The Handbook of Executive Functioning cuts through the confusion, analyzing both the whole and its parts in comprehensive, practical detail for scholar and clinician alike. Background chapters examine influential models of EF, tour the brain geography of the executive system and pose salient developmental questions. A section on practical implications relates early deficits in executive functioning to ADD and other disorders in children and considers autism and later-life dementias from an EF standpoint. Further chapters weigh the merits of widely used instruments for assessing executive functioning and review interventions for its enhancement, with special emphasis on children and adolescents. Featured in the Handbook: The development of hot and cool executive function in childhood and adolescence. A review of the use of executive function tasks in externalizing and internalizing disorders. Executive functioning as a mediator of age-related cognitive decline in adults. Treatment integrity in interventions that target executive function. Supporting and strengthening working memory in the classroom to enhance executive functioning. The Handbook of Executive Functioning is an essential resource for researchers, scientist-practitioners and graduate students in clinical child, school and educational psychology; child and adolescent psychiatry; neurobiology; developmental psychology; rehabilitation medicine/therapy and social work.

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The Art & Science Of Doing Nothing

Author: Andrew Smart

Publisher: OR Books

ISBN: 1939293111

Category: Social Science

Page: 148

View: 3681

Andrew Smart wants you to sit and do nothing much more often – and he has the science to explain why. At every turn we’re pushed to do more, faster and more efficiently: that drumbeat resounds throughout our wage-slave society. Multitasking is not only a virtue, it’s a necessity. Books such as Getting Things Done, The One Minute Manager, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People regularly top the bestseller lists, and have spawned a considerable industry. But Andrew Smart argues that slackers may have the last laugh. The latest neuroscience shows that the “culture of effectiveness” is not only ineffective, it can be harmful to your well-being. He makes a compelling case – backed by science – that filling life with activity at work and at home actually hurts your brain. A survivor of corporate-mandated “Six Sigma” training to improve efficiency, Smart has channeled a self-described “loathing” of the time-management industry into a witty, informative and wide-ranging book that draws on the most recent research into brain power. Use it to explain to bosses, family, and friends why you need to relax – right now.

Wie kleine Kinder schlau werden

selbständiges Lernen im Alltag

Author: John Caldwell Holt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783407228550

Category:

Page: 232

View: 9497

Ausgehend von der Beobachtung des kindlichen Spielens erläutert der Autor, wie Kinder denken und lernen.

Kompass ohne Norden

Author: Neal Shusterman

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446261230

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4802

Caden hält sich für einen normalen Jungen. Doch sein Verstand ist ein krankhafter Lügner, der sich auf fantastische Reisen begibt. Manchmal befindet Caden sich auf dem Weg zum tiefsten Punkt der Erde im Marianengraben, auf einem Schiff, auf dem die Zeit seitlich läuft wie eine Krabbe, verwittert von Millionen Fahrten, die bis in die finstere Vergangenheit zurückreichen. Und in der Realität lässt Cadens Verstand harmlose Dinge wie einen Gartenschlauch zur tödlichen Gefahr werden. Als die Grenze zwischen realer und fantastischer Welt verschwimmt, begreift Caden: In den Tagen der Bibel hätte er vermutlich als Prophet gegolten, doch heute lautet die Diagnose: Schizophrenie.

Wie ein Fisch im Baum

Author: Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641160170

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1811

Ally ist elf Jahre alt und eine Einzelgängerin. An der Schule ist sie als Freak bekannt und den Lehrern ein Dorn im Auge. Dabei geht es Ally nur um eins: Um jeden Preis ihr Geheimnis zu wahren – sie kann weder lesen noch schreiben. Da kommt ein neuer Lehrer in die Klasse, Mr. Daniels. Im Gegensatz zu seinen Vorgängern beobachtet er Ally genau und findet bald heraus, dass Ally an einer Lese-Rechtschreibschwäche leidet und gleichzeitig hochintelligent ist. Langsam lernt Ally, ihm zu vertrauen und schließt nebenbei Freundschaft mit zwei anderen Außenseitern. Gemeinsam widersetzen sie sich mutig dem Mobbing ...

Keine Angst vor Stinktieren

Author: Elana K. Arnold

Publisher: Carlsen

ISBN: 3646929154

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 7545

Bat liebt Tiere über alles. Darum ist er auch so begeistert, als seine Mutter ein Tierbaby mit nach Hause bringt. Allerdings handelt es sich bei dem Kleinen nicht um einen Welpen oder ein Kätzchen – es ist ein Stinktier! Trotzdem schließt Bat den neuen Mitbewohner sofort ins Herz. Und er denkt sich einen Plan aus, damit sein schwarz-weißer Freund bei ihm bleiben darf: Wenn ein echter Stinktierexperte erklären würde, dass Bats Zuhause der beste Platz für den Kleinen ist, dann kann seine Mutter nicht Nein sagen. Oder? --- Lustig, liebenswert und garantiert geruchsneutral! ---