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Executive Function "Dysfunction" - Strategies for Educators and Parents

by Rebecca Moyes Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pub Date:
08/2014
ISBN:
9781849057530
Format:
Pbk 128 pages
Price:
AU$31.99 NZ$33.03
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Concise and accessible, this plain English guide will help parents and educators to understand and support children
with executive function difficulties at home and in the classroom.

The author describes the cognitive processes that make up
the executive functions, including attention, behavioral
inhibition, theory of mind, organizational skills, time
management, planning, decision-making, and self-talk.
Using real examples, she describes how difficulties in each
of these areas may manifest, and offers practical hints, tips,
and accommodations for supporting children both in and
out of school.

Containing a wealth of helpful information as well as
tried-and-tested strategies, this is the perfect primer for
parents and educators of children with executive function
difficulties.

1. When Interventions Don't Work. 2. What Are Executive Functions? 3. Behavioral Inhibition. 4. Behavioral Inhibition Continued -
Perseveration and Shifting. 5. Theory of Mind. 6. Working Memory. 7. Organizational Skills, Time Management, Planning and Decision-Making.
8. Initiation and Motivation. 9. Self-Talk and Emotional Supports. 10. Attention. Conclusion. References. Index.

An extremely valuable and user-friendly guide for parents and teachers to understand, educate, and best support children with executive function impairments. Rebecca Moyes shares her considerable knowledge and experience in helping students with disabilities to achieve school success. This book clearly describes and illustrates the challenges of executive dysfunction, as well as providing effective strategies, lesson plans and expert advice.
Rebecca A. Moyes, M.Ed. is a former teacher who is now a consultant and trainer for several school districts in
Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Grove City College and Penn State University, and holds a master's degree in teaching
and curriculum design and development with an emphasis on children with special needs. She has two children, one of whom
has Asperger's Syndrome. She is the author of Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers and
Parents of Children with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome and Addressing the Challenging Behavior of
Children with High Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom, both published by JKP. She lives in New
Kensington, Pennsylvania.