Flexible and Focused

Flexible and Focused : Teaching Executive Function Skills to Individuals with Autism and Attention Disorders

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Flexible and Focused: Teaching Executive Function Skills to Individuals with Autism and Attention Disorders is a manual written for individuals who work with learners who struggle with executive function deficits. The manual takes the perspective that executive function skills can be improved through effective intervention, just like any other skills. This how-to manual provides practical strategies for teaching learners to be focused, organized, flexible, and able to effectively manage themselves. Ready-to-use lessons, data sheets, worksheets, and other tools for practitioners, educators, and parents are provided to help them tackle common problems associated with executive function deficits in learners of any diagnosis, ages 5 to adult. The principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), which form the foundation of this manual, are translated into simple, easy-to-use procedures. Lessons for improving executive function skills in real-life everyday situations are provided in the following areas:



Self-awareness
Inhibition and impulse control
Self-management
Attention
Organization
Problem solving
Time management
Planning
Working memory
Emotional self-regulation
Flexibility
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Product details

  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7.37mm | 200g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128098333
  • 9780128098332
  • 420,545

Table of contents

1. Introduction 2. Principles Behind the Lessons 3. Self-Awareness, Inhibition, and Self-Management 4. Attention 5. Organization 6. Problem Solving, Time Management, and Planning 7. Working Memory 8. Emotional Self-Regulation and Flexibility 9. Troubleshooting
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About Adel C. Najdowski

Adel Najdowski, Ph.D., BCBA-D is an Associate Professor and Program Director of M.S. in Behavioral Psychology at Pepperdine University. Dr. Najdowski has provided ABA-based services to children with autism for 20 years. Between 2005 and 2010, she led the development of Skills(R), an online curriculum for children with autism. In 2014, Dr. Najdowski co-authored, Evidence-Based Treatment for Children with Autism: The CARD Model. She has over 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters in scientific texts, and articles in popular media. Dr. Najdowski has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Analysis in Practice and as a Guest Editor for a special issue in Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Her current research interests include teaching higher-order skills to children with autism and assessment and curriculum design for children with autism.
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