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    DescriptionExecutive functions are the cognitive skills that help us manage our lives and be successful. Children with weak executive skills, despite their best intentions, often do their homework but forget to turn it in, wait until the last minute to start a project, lose things, or have a room that looks like a dump! The good news is that parents can do a lot to support and train their children to manage these frustrating and stressful weaknesses. Late, Lost, and Unprepared is a must-have book for parents of children from primary school through high school who struggle with: - Impulse Control (taking turns, interrupting others, running off) - Cognitive Flexibility (adapting to new situations, transitions, handling frustration) - Initiation (starting homework, chores, projects) - Working Memory (following directions, note-taking, reading and retaining info) - Planning & Organizing (completing and turning in homework, juggling schedules) - Self-monitoring (making careless errors, staying on topic, getting into trouble but not understanding why) Written by clinical psychologists, Late, Lost, and Unprepared emphasizes the need for a two-pronged approach to intervention: 1) helping the child to manage demands in the short run, and 2) building independent skills for long-term self-management. Full of encouragement and practical strategies, the book's organization--short chapters with overviews, summaries, case studies, tips, and definitions--makes it easy to grasp concepts quickly and get started. Part I, What You Need to Know, covers: what executive functions are and how weaknesses in these skills affect development; the toll of weak executive function on children'semotional lives and families; how professionals assess executive function problems; and associated conditions (AD/HD, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, Tourette syndrome, etc). Part II discusses What You Can Do About It, including how to change behavior and set reasonable expectations and offers specific intervention strategies for children of different ages, varying needs, and profiles. Late, Lost, and Unprepared is chockful of ideas for helping your child or student be productive and independent--today and in the future.


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    Title
    Late, Lost and Unprepared
    Subtitle
    A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joyce Cooper-Kahn, By (author) Laurie Dietzel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 217
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 278 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781890627843
    ISBN 10: 1890627844
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC E4L: CHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: VFXC
    Ingram Subject Code: CF
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    Libri: I-CF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27210
    B&T General Subject: 347
    BISAC V2.8: FAM034000
    B&T Approval Code: A97242400
    BISAC V2.8: FAM012000, FAM028000, EDU026020
    DC21: 649.152
    DC22: 649.152
    B&T Approval Code: A37702200
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 649/.152
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: BF723.E93 C66 2008
    LC subject heading: ,
    Publisher
    Woodbine House Inc.,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Woodbine House Inc.,U.S.
    Publication date
    15 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Bethesda, MD