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SMART BUT SCATTERED The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential

by | Read by Susan Ericksen

Contemporary Culture • 12 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

In a culture in which active but disorganized children are often given psychiatric labels and medication, the authors show how parents can help kids improve the mental skills necessary for good functioning. These skills include organizing, task initiation, persistence, impulse control, emotional regulation, and adaptability. The authors provide a satisfying framework for creating environmental supports in areas needed and supplying the hands-on direction necessary for children to function well and build confidence. 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. T.W. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2012]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2012

CD ISBN 9781452608853 $39.99 • Ten CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781452658858 $29.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2012

CD ISBN 9781452638850 $83.99 • Ten CDs

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