Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents Assessment and Intervention

ISBN-10: 1572309288
ISBN-13: 9781572309289
Edition: 2003
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Description: In clear, step-by-step detail, this practical manual provides a research-based framework for strengthening executive functioning in children and adolescents.

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 9/26/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 129
Size: 8.25" wide x 1.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

In clear, step-by-step detail, this practical manual provides a research-based framework for strengthening executive functioning in children and adolescents.

Overview of Executive Skills
Developmental Trends
Executive Skills and Brain Development
Sequence of Development
Developmental Tasks Requiring Executive Skills
Assessing Executive Skills
Informal Assessment Measures
Case History/Interview
Classroom Observations
Work Samples
Behavior Checklists
Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Functions
Brown ADD Scales--Adolescent Version
Comprehensive Behavior Rating Scale for Children
Child Behavior Checklist--Teacher Report Form
Formal Assessment Measures
NEPSY
Porteus Mazes
Matching Familiar Figures Test
Trailmaking Tests
Wisconsin Card Sorting Test
Mesulam Tests of Directed Attention
Conners Continuous Performance Test--II
Delis--Kaplan Executive Function Scale
Cognitive Assessment System
Behavioral Observations with Formal Assessment Measures
Self-Regulation of Affect
Metacognition
Goal-Directed Persistence
Flexibility
Sustained Attention
Working Memory
Response Inhibition
Planning/Prioritization
Time Management
Organization
Task Initiation
Case Example
Parent Interview/Developmental History Forms
Teacher Interview
Behavior Rating Scales
Behavioral Observations
Formal Assessment Results
Conclusions
Recommendations
Linking Assessment to Intervention
Interventions to Promote Executive Skills
Intervene at the Level of the Environment
Changing the Physical or Social Environment
Changing the Nature of the Task
Changing the Way Cues Are Provided
Changing the Way Adults Interact with Students
Intervene at the Level of the Person
Home-School Collaboration
Parental Support Unavailable
Teacher Support Unavailable
Interventions for Specific Executive Skill Deficits
Coaching Students with Executive Skill Deficits
Conduct a Goal-Setting Session
Hold Daily Coaching Sessions
Building Coaching into the Student's Educational Program
Classroom-Wide Interventions
Classroom Routines
Classroom Rules
Organizational Systems
Integrating Executive Skill Development into Daily Instruction
Variations on Coaching
Goal Setting
Group Coaching
Reciprocal Coaching
Caveats
Applications to Specific Populations
Executive Skill Weaknesses in the Absence of a Recognized Disorder
Disorders That Impact Executive Functioning
Acquired Brain Injury
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation
Complicated Cases
Concluding Comments
Appendix
Executive Skills Semistructured Interview--Parent Version
Executive Skills Semistructured Interview--Teacher Version
Executive Skills Semistructured Interview--Student Version
Executive Skills: Planning Interventions
Incentive Planning Sheet
Behavior Contract
Homework Checklist
Long-Term Project Planning Sheet
Homework Planning Sheet
Desk Cleaning Checklist
Chore Planning Sheet
Changing Classes
Classwork Planning Sheet
Getting Ready to Go Home
Daily Homework Planner
References
Index

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