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Download and read online The Impulsive Disorganized Child in PDF and EPUB Impulsive, scattered, lost, unfocused, unprepared, disorganized: These are just a few of the words used to describe kids with executive functioning deficits, which commonly affect many children already diagnosed with ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism. The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Solutions for Parenting Kids with Executive Functioning Difficulties helps parents pinpoint weak executive functions in their children, then learn how to help their kids overcome these deficits with practical, easy solutions. Children who can't select, plan, initiate, or sustain action toward their goals are children who simply struggle to succeed in school and other aspects of life. Parents need the helpful, proven advice and interactive surveys and action plans in this book to empower them to take positive action to teach their disorganized, impulsive child to achieve independence, success, and a level of self-support.
Download and read online Thinking Through Project Based Learning in PDF and EPUB Everything you need to know to lead effective and engaging project-based learning! This timely and practical book shows how to implement academically-rich classroom projects that teach the all-important skill of inquiry. Teachers will find: A research-driven case for project-based learning, supported by current findings on brain development and connections with Common Core standards Numerous sample projects for every K-12 grade level Strategies for integrating project-based learning within all main subject areas, across disciplines, and with current technology and social media Ideas for involving the community through student field research, special guests, and showcasing student work
Download and read online My Day Is Ruined in PDF and EPUB Braden was so excited for his upcoming Championship baseball game! The night before he dreamt of that moment, THE moment, the oohs and ahhs of the crowd as he scored the game-winning run! But imagine his surprise when he woke up to pouring rain, and NO GAME! This, coupled with some events at school that don't go his way, send Braden on an overreaction tailspin! Will Braden be able to recover from his overreacting tendencies and practice the tips of flexible thinking that his teacher and mom teach him? Find out in another comical story by Bryan Smith.
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Download and read online Terrific Teddy s Excessive Energy in PDF and EPUB Terrific Teddy's Excessive Energy is a book for children with ADD/ADHD, and for the adults who love them. Together, you'll meet 7-year-old Teddy - a great kid who has trouble paying attention, remembering the rules, and controlling all his energy. When his parents discover he has ADHD, they're able to get him the help he needs to make positive changes.This book is designed for a parent, grandparent or teacher to read to a child. In doing so, you form a team designed to help a child learn and grow, despite his or her learning differences. In the book's introduction, author and school psychologist Jim Forgan, Ph.D., explains how to discuss ADHD with children in a way that's hopeful and encouraging.
Download and read online Annie s Plan in PDF and EPUB With the help of her teacher and parents, Annie learns how to organize her desk, pay attention in class, and prepare her homework assignments.
Download and read online I Can t Find My Whatchamacallit in PDF and EPUB Cletus is messy and disorganized. His cousin Bocephus is organized and uptight. Bocephus steps in to help his cousin after Cletus' mom refuses to let him play until his room is cleaned.
Download and read online OF COURSE ITS A BIG DEAL in PDF and EPUB Part of the Executive Function series of books for children, Of Course It's a Big Deal teaches kids not to overreact to situations.
Download and read online Self Control to the Rescue in PDF and EPUB The self-control super hero is back! This time, they've come prepared with simple strategies to tackle the difficult emotions and challenges of everyday life. From the morning routine to making friends at recess, paying attention in class and getting a good night's sleep, this guide will help children stay on track and save the day! Focussing on specific times of the day that present particular challenges, the book uses illustrations and simple language to describe breathing exercises, stretching, and visualization techniques to help children aged 4-7 keep calm and in control. Suitable for all children, but especially those with sensory and emotional regulation difficulties, this is an accessible guide with extra tips and resources for parents, educators or therapists.
Download and read online My Warp Speed Mind in PDF and EPUB For ages 3-9... Do you have trouble paying attention and being still? Do you feel like everyone is always mad at you? Drake knows how you feel. With some help he will learn how to control his impulses. A spaceship that can go warp speed is great, but only if you know how to make it slow down too!
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