Smart but Scattered by Peg Dawson audiobook

Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential

By Peg Dawson, EdD , and Richard Guare, PhD
Read by Susan Ericksen

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There's nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your "smart but scattered" child might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there's a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial "executive skills"—the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Small changes can add up to big improvements—this empowering book shows how.

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Summary

There's nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your "smart but scattered" child might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there's a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial "executive skills"—the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Small changes can add up to big improvements—this empowering book shows how.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Dawson and Guare's work should be considered essential. Library Journal Starred Review
“Groundbreaking…Compassionate and parent friendly…Dawson and Guare’s personal anecdotes lend immediacy…Smart but Scattered is comprehensive, accessible, and hopeful…Dawson and Guare’s work should be considered essential.” Library Journal
“This brilliant book is by far the best on the topic that I have read to date.” Russell A. Barkley, PhD, ABPP, author of Taking Charge of ADHD
“Do you feel stymied by your child’s failure to live up to his or her potential? Have you run out of ideas about how to handle the situation? Look no further—this fascinating and readable book is packed full of useful ideas that will help you understand what the problem is and how you can help. It presents practical and proven techniques based on rigorous scientific research.” Peter Farrell, PhD, University of Manchester (UK); past president, International School Psychology Association
“Susan Ericksen provides a clear, sympathetic reading.” Library Journal (audio review)
“While Susan Ericksen’s distinct and assertive enunciation promotes respect for these ideas, her warmth also makes them sound inviting. Her steady engagement with both her listeners and this well-written guide is a comforting support for the authors’ message: Poor performance is not a disease but the result of substandard mental habits that any child can improve with sensitive, targeted interventions.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Peg Dawson EdD

Author Bio: Peg Dawson EdD

Peg Dawson, EdD, is a staff psychologist at the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She is a past president of both the National Association of School Psychologists and the International School Psychology Association. She is a recipient of the National Association of School Psychologists’ Lifetime Achievement Award and has coauthored several books, including, with Richard Guare, PhD, Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits and Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, among others.

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Author Bio: Peg Dawson EdD

Author Bio: Peg Dawson EdD

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Author Bio: Richard Guare, Ph.D.

Author Bio: Richard Guare, Ph.D.

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Author Bio: Richard Guare PhD

Author Bio: Richard Guare PhD

Richard Guare, PhD, is a neuropsychologist and director of the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders. His research and publications focus on understanding and treatment of learning and attention difficulties and neurological disorders. He is board certified as a behavior analyst, and he frequently serves as a consultant for schools and agencies. He has coauthored several books, including, with Peg Dawson, EdD, Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits and Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, among others.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 11.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English