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ERIC Number: ED509906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 224
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-6062-3571-3
Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention. Second Edition
Dawson, Peg; Guare, Richard
Guilford Publications
This 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. New to this Edition: (1) Revised and expanded to reflect significant advances in the field; (2) Chapter on classroom teaching routines that target executive skills during daily work and instruction; (3) Chapters on integrating executive skills strategies into a response-to-intervention model and managing transitions to a new grade or school; (4) More reproducibles, one of the book's most popular features; and (5) Increased attention to children who don't have a specific learning disorder but still struggle in school. Contents include: (1) Overview of Executive Skills; (2) Assessing Executive Skills; (3) Linking Assessment to Intervention; (4) Interventions to Promote Executive Skills; (5) Specific Teaching Routines to Promote Executive Skills Development; (6) Interventions for Specific Executive Skills Domains; (7) Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits; (8) Executive Skills Interventions within a Response-to-Intervention Framework; (9) Applications to Specific Populations; and (10) Planning for Transitions. The appendix contains reproducible forms.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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