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Moraine, Paula
Helping students take control of everyday executive functions / Paula Moraine
Alternate Title Subtitle on cover: Attention fix
London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012
book jacket
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 4th Floor  LC4704 .M67 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Executive functions (Neuropsychology)
Attention
Learning disabled children -- Education
Physical Description 208 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 203) and index
Contents Part I: Ingredients. Relationships ; Strengths and weaknesses ; Self-advocacy to self-responsibility ; Review and preview : mental image ; Motivation and incentive ; Synthesis and analysis : from the whole to the parts and from the parts to the whole ; Rhythm and routine : practice and repetition ; Implicit and explicit -- Part II: The executive functions. Attention ; Memory ; Organization ; Planning ; Inhibition and initiative ; Flexibility and/or shift ; Control of behavior and control of emotion ; Goals -- Part III. Practice and application. The executive function map ; Specific approaches -- Conclusion : Golden rules
Summary This book presents an innovative model for strengthening and developing executive function in any student, including those with attention, memory, organization, planning, inhibition, initiative, and flexibility difficulties. It provides guidance on how to support each student's evolving executive function, and how to encourage those who are ready to develop self-advocacy and become more responsible for the development of his or her own executive function skills. The author advocates a student-centred approach in which educators first explore eight 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 step-by-step explanations of how the educator and student can then explore and use these "ingredients" in different ways and in different combinations to successfully address particular areas of difficulty. The approach is clearly explained, and the author provides many useful examples, tried-and-tested practical tips and strategies; suggested conversation starters; sample time management plans; and other tools that can be adapted to meet the particular needs and abilities of each individual student
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