It provides an all-in-one resource for keeping track of assignments and due dates while developing the crucial executive skills needed to succeed in school and beyond. Students are given the tools to get organized, manage their time, learn study strategies, create daily/weekly study plans, and stay on track. They are also guided to evaluate their own executive skills in order to target their weaknesses and capitalize on strengths. In addition to simplified planner pages, the revised edition has an improved Studying for Tests form.
... Convenient spiral binding.
... Three-hole punched to fit in a binder (with a new slimmer profile).
... Reproducible planning forms; purchasers can download and print extra copies.
... Undated daily and monthly calendars for one academic year.
... Three-year reference calendar (up to July 2019).
... Online-only User's Guide for school psychologists, educators, coaches, and parents (www.guilford.com/work-smart-guide).
See also the authors' Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits, which provides additional resources and guidance for professionals working with this population, plus the authoritative Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, Second Edition. Also from Dawson and Guare: Smart but Scattered parenting guides and a self-help guide for adults.
Peg Dawson, EdD, is a staff psychologist at the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where she works with children and adults. With Richard Guare, she is coauthor of bestselling books for general readers, including Smart but Scattered, Smart but Scattered Teens, and The Smart but Scattered Guide to Success (with a focus on adults).
Richard Guare, PhD, is director of the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He is a neuropsychologist and board-certified behavior analyst who frequently consults to schools and agencies.
"The planner pages in the revised edition are easier to use, as each week now fits on a single page. Parents and teachers will find the book highly useful, and clinicians will want to add it to the list of resources they recommend for dealing with executive skills deficits on a daily basis."--Russell A. Barkley, PhD, ABPP, ABCN, Medical University of South Carolina
"This is a wonderful tool....Both the student and the executive skills coach will gain from using this planner."--Jackie Gilson, NCSP, Chicago Public Schools
"The planner helps students develop a growth mindset and increase their sense of self-efficacy. It builds the cognitive skills necessary for success in school and beyond."--Timothy McElroy, MA, Mountain View High School, Fairfax County (Virginia) Public Schools