ISBN: 1593859872
EAN13: 9781593859879
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 1, 2009
Pages: 314
Dimensions: 1.26" H x 9.92" L x 7.01" W
Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

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There's nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your smart but scattered 4- to 13-year-old might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there's a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial executive skills--the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Helpful worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2 x 11 size. Small changes can add up to big improvements--this empowering book shows how.

See also the authors' Smart but Scattered Teens and their self-help guide for adults. Plus, an academic planner for middle and high school students and related titles for professionals.

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   Don't buy the Kindle version-buy the book
The book is helpful if you buy it and not the kindle edition. There are a lot of helpful assessments and tables that don't show up on a kindle. I bought the book as well.
 
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   Gives excellent insight into why ADHD children learn and respond differently ...
Excellent insight into why children with attention deficit disorder learn and respond differently than children without these difficulties. Excellent advice and parenting techniques that work. If you're tired of repeating the same things over and over again to get your child to do something, this book is for you.
 
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   A Great Resource!
This book is ideal for understanding executive function skills and how to help children who are lagging. I will recommend it to the parents of my students because they ask me what I can do to help them.
 
5
   Very helpful
This book was recommended to me by my daughter, and so far, I am pleased with the book. It has many solutions and strategies. Good value and user friendly.
 
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   Very helpful!
My 14 year old son is struggling in school with many issues. This book has given me concrete tools to help him, as he could easily have been labeled lazy, but he is very bright and could easily have been labeled.
 
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   Practical and Well Researched
This book is wonderful. There is no repetition, the information is organized, and it is easy to use. Many questionnaires help the reader assess a child's strengths and weaknesses and there are many examples of how to addread these weaknesses. I like that example for many different age groups. Practical steps are emphasized and suggestions are doable in any typical family.
 
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   not for the average layman who doesn't understand physc lingo
I'm pretty smart but this book is boring and I'm not sure if I've learned anything at all. This is a snooze fest and I wanted questions answered in a straightforward manner. Looking for a book that is more basic. I'm not a mental health professional, just a mom looking for help. Thank you.
 
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   Maybe I'm Scattered too?
I find it difficult to read. It seems to be longer and more wordier than necessary. Maybe my brain has been changed by the internet? Maybe my kids get their executive function issues from me. I believe the same goal could be accomplished in less time.
 
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   Be Prepared With a Notepad and Pen (or Laptop )YOU'LL NEED IT!
This is not an easy read, and you have to be prepared. With a pen and a laptop. There is so much information on the pages. I love the 'waiting room' books, but this is not the one. The text is extensive. There is a lot of information. If you buy this book, be prepared.
 
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   Smart but Scattered
This book has helped me learn how to work with my daughter in a positive way and how she can take advantage of all the wonderful things she has. Smart but scattered children can be extremely frustrating and as parents we often let the frustration lead us. The book helps to understand the child and keep the frustration out of the parenting decisions.
 
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