- File Size: 4062 KB
- Print Length: 345 pages
- Publisher: The Guilford Press; 1 edition (January 8, 2013)
- Publication Date: January 8, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AYI838E
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #203,799 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A very helpful addition to parenting shelves.-- "Library Journal"
Smart but Scattered Teens is just what parents need. This is a highly useful guide for improving teens' executive skills and motivating them to use the skills they already have.-- "Patricia O. Quinn, MD, coauthor of Ready for Take-Off: Preparing Your Teen with ADHD or LD for College"
An absolute must-read for parents...The clever strategies for getting around teens' creative resistance to making changes are particularly helpful.-- "Arthur L. Robin, PhD, coauthor of Your Defiant Teen" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
About the Author
Richard Guare, PhD, is a neuropsychologist and director of the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders. His research and publications focus on understanding and treatment of learning and attention difficulties and neurological disorders. He is board certified as a behavior analyst, and he frequently serves as a consultant for schools and agencies. He has coauthored several books, including, with Peg Dawson, EdD, Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits and Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, among others.
Peg Dawson, EdD, is a staff psychologist at the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She is a past president of both the National Association of School Psychologists and the International School Psychology Association. She is a recipient of the National Association of School Psychologists' Lifetime Achievement Award and has coauthored several books, including, with Richard Guare, PhD, Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits and Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, among others.
Colin Guare, a freelance writer who grew up with an attention disorder, has contributed to ADDitude magazine and has worked with children with learning disorders.
Abby Craden has been a professional actress and voice artist for over sixteen years and can be heard in numerous television and radio commercials, video games, and audiobooks. She has twice won the AudioFile Earphones Award.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
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However, moving on to the later chapters I was disappointed. Firstly, this is a US book and so spends quite a lot of time talking about driving, driving when distracted and using cars in various ways as incentives to change behaviour, possibly more so than would be relevant for UK teens.
Given that I readily identified with many of the scenarios played out in the book between teens and their parents I was hoping for some deep insights into how to help my teen learn better skills. The advice could be summed up in three words - motivate, support and negotiate, all of which we had already tried in various forms before turning to the book.
In summary, it's interesting but doesn't really give any deep insights or help beyond basic common sense.