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Executive Function in Education: From Theory to Practice

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This uniquely integrative book brings together research on executive function processes from leaders in education, neuroscience, and psychology. It focuses on how to apply current knowledge to assessment and instruction with diverse learners, including typically developing children and those with learning difficulties and developmental disabilities. The role of executive f ...more
Hardcover, 1st, 320 pages
Published January 10th 2007 by The Guilford Press (first published 2007)
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Mar 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: parents and educators of children with executive function difficulties
This is a heavily sourced and comprehensive book on executive function. I haven't read the whole book, but concentrated on Chapter 7 "Executive Dysfunction in Autism Spectrum Disorders: From Research to Practice" and Chapter 8 "Executive Function in the Classroom: Embedding Strategy Instruction into Daily Teaching Practices.

These chapters greatly improved my understanding of my child's difficulties with executive function. I now have a much better understanding of the EF skills he needs to lear
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Tara Brabazon
Wow this is an odd book. The theories and methodologies are all over the place. For a book that is meant to provide the framework for a paradigm shift, this edited collection is so bloated and messy that it makes Vegas Elvis look like a fitness instructor.

Executive function - as a phrase in education - is interesting. I would describe it as reflexive literacy. But this book provides a very basic definition: "goal setting, planning, organizing, prioritizing, memorizing, initiating, shifting, and
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I want to take this to our sped director and twap him over the head with it -- what a wonderful, understandable explanation of executive functioning and how to bolster it in a struggling student.
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