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Flexible and Focused

Teaching Executive Function Skills to Individuals with Autism and Attention Disorders

  • 1st Edition - December 28, 2016
  • Author: Adel C. Najdowski
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 0 9 8 3 3 - 2
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 0 9 8 3 4 - 9

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… Read more

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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