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Executive Function "Dysfunction" - Strategies for Educators and Parents

Executive Function "Dysfunction" - Strategies for Educators and Parents

Rebecca A. Moyes, M.Ed.

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From bestselling author Rebecca Moyes, this book is the perfect primer for parents and educators of children with executive function difficulties. Rebecca describes what the executive functions are, how executive function difficulties may manifest, and offers a wealth of strategies for supporting children with these difficulties at home and school.
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Paperback / softback
2014, 9.17in x 6.18in / 233mm x 157mm, 128pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-753-0

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2014, ePUB, 128pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-045-0
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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.


'Rebecca has the unique ability to blend her experiences as teacher, advocate, and parent to provide straightforward, sensible examples to assist educators and parents alike. Students with executive functioning challenges are usually exasperating to understand and help. This book breaks down the common roadblocks to organization; offers respectful observations as to why the student struggles; and ultimately offers multiple ideas of compassionate alternatives to help the student attain success.'
- Mary Limbacher, founder and executive director, Parents in Toto Autism Resource Center

'Executive Function "Dysfunction" is packed with real-world examples of executive functioning deficits and multiple strategies to overcome them. A must-read book for all educators (and parents) who work with students with organizational, attention, and theory of mind difficulties. This book is straight-forward, easy to read, and loaded with specific, relevant strategies that can be used immediately in the classroom or at home.'
- Lisabeth Watson, founder and chief executive officer, AEP Connections

'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.'
- Sandra F. Rief, M.A., author of How to Reach & Teach Children with ADD/ADHD and The ADD/ADHD Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents & Teachers


By (author): Rebecca Moyes


This is one downloadable PDF, including the following templates from the book:

Pages 36-37: Worksheet: "I Can Choose My Own Rewards"
Pages 38-40: A Lesson Plan for Teaching Students to Refrain from Negative Words
Pages 41-42: A Lesson Plan for Teaching Students to Refrain from Perseverative Talk
Pages 55-56: A Lesson Plan to Help Rule-Governed Children
Pages 62-63: A Lesson Plan to Help Teach Theory of Mind
Pages 81-82: Worksheet: Planning My Project
Page 93: Worksheet: Reinforcer Survey
Pages 103-104: Worksheet: Stress Detective

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