Flexible and Focused: Teaching Executive Function Skills to Individuals with Autism and Attention Disorders (Critical Specialties in Treating Autism and other Behavioral Challenges)

Flexible and Focused: Teaching Executive Function Skills to Individuals with Autism and Attention Disorders (Critical Specialties in Treating Autism and other Behavioral Challenges) Author Adel C. Najdowski
ISBN-10 0128098333
ISBN-13 9780128098332
Year 2017-01-27
Pages 120
Language English
Publisher Academic Press
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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 awarenessInhibition and impulse controlSelf managementAttentionOrganizationProblem solvingTime managementPlanningWorking memoryEmotional self regulationFlexibilityProvides an overview of what constitutes executive function skillsOutlines how techniques based on applied behavior analysis can be used to teach skillsPresents step by step lessons for practitioners educators and parents to implement with individuals with executive function deficitsIncludes data sheets task analyses worksheets and visual aids