Preface. Six Case Vignettes. A Conceptual Model of Executive Functions. A General Holarchical Model of Executive Function Processes from an Integral Perspective. Executive Function Development and Related Issues. Assessment of Executive Function Capacities. Academic Skill Development and Assessment of Executive Functions. Interventions for Executive Function Difficulties. Executive Functions in the School Setting. Case Study. Summary.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, USA in private practice, Family Study Center, Connecticut, USA Family Study Center, Inc. Milton Hershey School Milton Hershey School, USA
This book fills a gap in knowledge regarding the critical role of executive functions. It will be invaluable to professionals who are concerned with the evaluation and treatment of educational and mental health problems. Nancy Mather, PhD, is professor of learning disabilities at the University of Arizona and co-author of the Woodcock-Johnson III The authors masterfully weave the emotional plight of six students to illustrate the most comprehensive model of executive functioning capacities in children to date. Logically written and skillfully crafted, each chapter sets a new standard for assessing and remediating executive functioning deficits in children. Steven G. Feifer, EdD, NCSP, ABSNP, is a school neuropsychologist in the Maryland public school system and a nationally renowned speaker in the field of learning disabilities For the first time, we have the translation of theory and research of executive functions applied straight into practice. It is an outstanding resource that will become the 'gold standard' for evaluating and treating children with a variety of executive function disorders. Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, EdD, NCSP, has a private practice in Cleveland, Ohio