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The Smart but Scattered Guide to Success: How to Use Your Brain's Executive Skills to Keep Up, Stay Calm, and Get Organized at Work and at Home


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Author:
Richard Guare, PhD, D-BCBA |  Margaret Dawson, Ed.D., NCSP
Copyright:
2016
Publication Date:
Jan 15, 2016
Publisher:
Guilford Press
Product Code:
SAM084240
ISBN13:
9781462516964
Format:
Paperback
Number of Pages:
294
Media Type:
Books


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Are you smart, scattered, and struggling? You're not alone. Cutting-edge research shows that today's 24/7 wired world and the growing demands of work and family life may simply max out the part of the brain that manages complex tasks. That's especially true for those lacking strong executive skills—the core brain-based abilities needed to maintain focus, meet deadlines, and stay cool under pressure.

In this essential guide, leading experts Peg Dawson and Richard Guare help you map your own executive skills profile and take effective steps to boost your organizational skills, time management, emotional control, and nine other essential capacities. The book is packed with science-based strategies and concrete examples, plus downloadable practical tools for creating your own personalized action plan. Whether on the job or at home, you can get more done with less stress.

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Richard Guare, Ph.D., D-BCBA, is a clinical neuropsychologist, board-certified behavior analyst and co-author of the best-selling books on executive dysfunction, Executive Skills in Children & Adolescents, 2nd Edition (Guilford, 2010) and Smart but Scattered (Guilford, 2009). He is also the co-author of Coaching the ADHD Adolescent and has published articles and presented at national conferences in the areas of ADHD, Acquired Brain Injury and Executive Dysfunction.

Dr. Guare is the Director of the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and his expertise includes diagnosis and intervention for children and adults with ADHD, LD, Acquired Brain Injury and Autism Spectrum Disorders. He consults with schools, agencies and families and provides direct treatment with children and adults.

Dr. Guare earned his Ph.D in Child Clinical and School Psychology from the University of Virginia and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology at Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He has worked in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, community mental health centers and private and public schools.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Richard Guare is the director of the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders. He is an author for Guilford Press publishers and receives royalties. He is an author for Amacom publishers and receives royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-Financial: Dr. Richard Guare has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Margaret Dawson, Ed.D., NCSP's Profile

Margaret Dawson, Ed.D., NCSP Related seminars and products


Peg Dawson, Ed.D., NCSP, is a school psychologist and for over 20 years has worked at the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where she specializes in the assessment of children and adults with learning and attention disorders. She is co-author of the bestselling books on executive dysfunction, Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: 2nd Edition (Guilford, 2010), Smart but Scattered (Guilford, 2009) and Smart but Scattered Teens (Guilford, 2013).

Peg is a past editor of Communiqué, the newsletter of the National Association of School Psychologists, and has published numerous articles and book chapters on a variety of topics, including retention, ability grouping, reading disorders, attention disorders, the sleep problems of adolescents, the use of interviews in the assessment process, and homework.

Peg has many years of organizational experience at the state, national and international levels and served in many capacities, including president of the New Hampshire Association of School Psychologists, the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the International School Psychology Association.She has also participated in many of NASP’s leadership initiatives, including the Futures Conference and the development of both the second and third Blueprint for the Training and Practice of School Psychology. She is the 2006 recipient of NASP’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Peg received her doctorate in school/child clinical psychology from the University of Virginia.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Margaret (Peg) Dawson has an employment relationship with Seacoast Mental Health Center. She receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. Dr. Dawson is a published author and receives royalties. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Margaret (Peg) Dawson has no relevant non-financial relationships.


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